St. Mary’s College of Maryland professor Merideth Taylor has produced a documentary film on the desegregation of Great Mills High School that will premiere in the high school’s auditorium on 18 June 2009 at 7pm. “Ending a Century of Segregation: One High School’s Story”, will run about one hour and give voice to those who experienced the desegregation process at Great Mills High School between 1958 and 1972.
The screening of the film will be followed by a panel discussion and refreshments. Panel members include Joan Groves, who was one of the first two black students to enroll at Great Mills after her parents sued the school system in 1958 to force integration. The panel will include former teachers and students, both white and black,who were at Great Mills during these years.
For more details and to read the entire events feature visit Baynet.com at Desegregation of Great Mills HS Documentary Premiere (6/18/09).
Click the above image to read the St. Mary's College of Maryland Press Release #09-127 dated 9 June 2008.