Raised/Razed dives deep into Charlottesville, Va’s oldest African American neighborhood, charting the lives of residents as they faced racially discriminatory policies and a city government that saw them as the only thing between it and progress. Learn the hard truths of the federal Urban Renewal program, and the broader history of its effect in Durham, NC and other communities across America.
Color Line of Scrimmage
The unprecedented story of the 1956 Burley High School football team and their undefeated and un-scored upon championship season. Hear directly from members of the team, see the field, better understand what made this team so great, and become aware of the times in which they played through, which were behind color lines.
the story of the Byrd family whose ancestors were enslaved at Castle Hill and Turkey Hill plantations in Albemarle County, Virginia near Charlottesville. After emancipation in 1865, five Byrd family siblings whom were former slaves, pooled their money together to purchase land from the former slave owner, and the descendants of the Byrd family still live on that property today has land has been passed down from generation to generation.
A documentary short film about the life (1887 - 1946) of a local African-American domestic worker in Albemarle County, Virginia for one of the area's most distinguished estates. He came from slaves, held a position of prestige, enjoyed love, and endured heartache and loss. He lived through Jim Crow, The Great Depression, Great Migration, WWI, and WWII. And though he died with a less than glamorous social status, he built a family of people willing to work hard and strive for greater heights. This film is about researching the past and getting to know your ancestry. Better understand the sometimes difficult, yet rewarding life of Warren Dickerson (The Coachman), and the legacy he left behind.