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Jacob Burns Film Center Goes The White House

JBFC staff, faculty and students explain "Created Equal: Image, Sound and Story."
JBFC staff, faculty and students explain "Created Equal: Image, Sound and Story." Video Credit: Jacob Burns Film Center YouTube

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Jacob Burns Film Center attended the March on Washington Film Festival's Student & Emerging Film

Competition Awards Ceremony, held at the White House on Wednesday, July 20.

JBFC faculty and staff will join students and teachers from schools in Brooklyn and Bridgeport, at this special event in recognition of JBFC's "Created Equal: Image, Sound and Story" civil rights curriculum.

JBFC developed it in partnership with the Brooklyn Historical Society.

Thanks to the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, teachers and students had the opportunity to explore Stanley Nelson's powerful documentary "Freedom Riders," study seminal moments in the civil rights movement, connect these struggles to local history, understand the power of people and the media to advance social change, and share their own stories about racial justice by creating original multimedia projects through this innovative curriculum.

"Helping young people understand the importance of history and its relevance to today's issues is why NEH has supported films like Stanley Nelson's 'Freedom Riders' and this important civil rights curriculum," said NEH Chairman William Adams.

For more information about JBFC, visit its website.

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