Little Red Pocketbook
BLOCK F | SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018 | 1 - 3 PM
WINTHROP UNIVERSITY | DINA'S PLACE at the DiGIORGIO CAMPUS CENTER
Documentary | 2017 | 13 min. 40 sec.
Suggested Rating | G
Country | United States
Language | English
Producer | Holly Holder
Director | Holly Holder
Writer | Holly Holder
Cast | Charkes Coward, Dr. Rita Joyner, Dr. Robert Korstad
[Cucalorus Festival | 2018 AMI Student Film Awards Screening + Rodger Frey Film Essay Awards]
Little Red Pocketbook tells the story of the brave students attending the all-black Adkin High School in Kinston, NC, in 1952. Under a segregated educational system, many disparities existed between Adkin and the all-white high school, Grainger. Adkin students were forced to learn from hand-me-down textbooks, share one microscope in science class, and attend school for an entire decade without a gymnasium. Even with all these hardships, the Adkin Pirates loved and respected their school. In order to fight for the learning tools they knew they deserved, the student body staged one of the first walkouts at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement. Their legacy has helped shaped the course of history in Kinston, and now it is finally time for the world to know.
Eligible for Specialty Awards:
Best Student Film | Collegiate
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