New York Premiere

Leveling Lincoln

Directed by: Arden Teresa Lewis
Duration: 75 minutes
Closed Captions English
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Leveling Lincoln - To leveling the playing field, they leveled the school. An integration story.
The film, Leveling Lincoln interviews the children who lived the history behind the landmark desegregation case of Taylor vs. Board of Education of New Rochelle, NY - 1960-1964. This case branded the city the “Little Rock of the North” in the press, leveled an entire school, and brought the Civil Rights struggle to the “tolerant” North East. The Supreme Court made a covenant with the minority parents of our nation that they could seek a better education in every school district. With the best of intentions, New Rochelle Black families sent their small children into white schools. What were the intended and unintended consequences?
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Content Warnings: Racism
Genres: Documentary and Reality
Perspectives: Black, Women
Studio: AT Lewis Films LLC
Producers: Arden Teresa LewisKimberly WoodsTinks Lovelace
From: United States
Produced In: United States
Writers: Arden Teresa Lewis
Lead Actors: Dorothy OliverRoslyn WilliamsRon WilliamsAlumni of Lincoln SchoolAlumni of New Rochelle High School
Key Crew: Tinks LovelaceJack StannardAndrew JordanKimberly WoodsIvan Copelli
Nominations: ITWIFF Audience Choice Award

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