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William A. Elwood

Marshall, Michael
Format
Online; Still Image
Type
Black-and-White Photographs
Series
Inside UVa
Date Created
1990
Description
William A. Elwood, English Department and Arts & Sciences administrator, poses in front of a scene from a 1934 film by Charles Hamilton Houston, seen doffing his hat, which Houston made to document inequities in the South’s segregated school systems. Houston is the central figure in a documentary Elwood produced that traces the legal campaign to destroy Jim Crow laws. The piece won the 1990 American Film Festival Award for Best Film on Black History.
Collection
University of Virginia Visual History Collection
Location
Media Relations, University of Virginia Office of Public Affairs, Charlottesville, Va.
Retrieval ID
prints12231
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