Item Details

Interview With Frances Brand [videorecording] October 25, 1987.

by William Elwood
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Disc 243. Footage of unknown Charlottesville house. At 1:00, interview with Frances Brand in her art gallery in Charlottesville. She describes her series of paintings, called "Firsts," as a tribute to important individuals within the Charlottesville community, especially people she considered exemplars of civil rights advocacy. She remembers her subjects and their achievements. At 13:30, discussion with three Charlottesville city school board members. One, Henry Mitchell, was a part of the NAACP's 1956 lawsuit to desegregate Charlottesville schools. He describes the aftermath of the desegregation ruling and the commonwealth's policy of Massive Resistance. Disc 244. Three members of the Charlottesville city school board, including Grace Tinsley, Henry Mitchell, and Clifford Bennett, discuss present day (1987) problems in Charlottesville city schools, especially concerning African American student self-image. At 15:10, footage of paintings of Charlottesville notables by Frances Brand. Disc 245. Grace Tinsley, Henry Mitchell, and Clifford Bennett recall the history of the Charlottesville city school board and the changes in race relations over the years.
Release Date
2006
Run Time
60 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Source footage for the documentary, The road to Brown : the untold story of "the man who killed Jim Crow" (California Newsreel, 1990), about the life of Charles Hamilton Houston, his crusade for civil rights, and the events that led to "Brown vs. the Board of Education," the 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared the 'separate but equal' doctrine illegal.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
  • "University of Virginia William Elwood Archival Conversions"--disc label.
Variant Title
Disc label: 243 Williams, Eugene/Brand, Frances
Disc label: 244 School Bd.-Bennett, Mitchell, Tinsley
Disc label: 245 School Bd.-Bennett, Mitchell, Tinsley/paintings
Related Title
Road to Brown : the untold story of "the man who killed Jim Crow."
Published
Cincinatti, Ohio : The PPS Group, 2006.
Recording Info
Recorded at Charlottesville, Virginia.
Description
3 videodiscs (61 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Technical Details
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