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William A. Elwood

Format
Online
Title
William A. Elwood
Series
Inside UVa, Volume 20
Creator
Marshall, Michael
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.
Type
black-and-white photographs
Location
Media Relations, University of Virginia Office of Public Affairs, Charlottesville, Va.
Retrieval ID
prints12231
Collection
University of Virginia Visual History Collection
Call Number
RG-30/1/10.011