A 1936 study conducted by the NAACP on the state
South Carolina schools and the racial inequities that existed.
This DVD is a documentary produced by the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on the racial dispataties
that existed in South Carolina's public schools in the mid 1930s.
This film was part of the long term effort by the NAACP to bring
about desegregation which occurred with the landmark Supreme Court
decision in Brown vs Board of Education. The film examines the false
premise of "separate but equal" that existed back then
by showing the squalor of schools for Negro student and examines
all the facets of the educational inequality of the "separate
but equal" school programs in South Carolina.
In addition to the main film - which runs approximately 35 minutes
- there are a series of outtakes that run another 35 minutes.
This DVD has a runtime of 70 minutes. The entire collection is
silent. The main film has a variety of text segments to explain
what is being illustrated in the film.
Here are some sample images from the DVD