Lakeview, Booker & Johnson: The Hallowed Halls
I had the experience of attending segregated and integrated public schools in the south during the late sixties and early seventies. My formal education began with a totally segregated system that initially changed with mandated faculty integration. By the time I reached the eighth grade, there was full integration; both the student population and faculty. Since I was in the midst of these dramatic changes, I experienced the pitfalls and the triumphs of both systems.
Eugene Washington’s Lakeview, Booker and Johnson: The Hallowed Halls shows the pride of those who taught and attended one of three Midlands segregation-era “black” high schools. The film pays tribute to African American educators who carried the torch in educating our children prior to integration while paying homage to Lakeview, Booker and Washington.
Join us for a special screening of the film with the producer/director, Eugene Washington, on Sunday, January 27 at 3:00 p.m. in the Bostick Auditorium. Mr. Washington will greet you between 2:30 and 3:00 and immediately after the film showing. You may also purchase a copy of the DVD during this time.
Photo courtesy of Eugene Washington: James Hildebrand, Bobby Gordon,(C.A. Johnson alums); Bennie Sulton (Lakeview); Vanderlyn McCloud, George Glymph(Booker T. Washington) and Anthony Wright(Lakeview).