Date & Time

Bowen Theatre, Lower Level
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

When a federal judge rules that the small town of Cleveland, Mississippi must consolidate its two high schools because they are in violation of Brown vs. Board of Education, the community grapples with self-reflection and moving forward.

The Educational Divide: The Story of East Side High reveals that in America, culture and history are complicated and our past is never that far away from the present.

Covering issues of race, public education, civil rights, poverty and more, what can Maryland learn from this small town in Mississippi?

You are invited to attend the Annapolis Special Screening of The Educational Divide: The Story of East Side High, sponsored by the Annapolis Film Society and The Links Inc, Annapolis Chapter. Celebrate Black History Month by attending this significant film, created by Artlife Studio founded by two Black Annapolitans, Dr. Eric Elston (Executive Producer) and Maurice Taylor (Producer).

An engaging panel discussion and Q&A, moderated by Chris Haley, Maryland State Archives, will follow the film. Panelists include Professor Don Allen Mitchell (Delta State University), Corey Lewis (Assistant Maryland State Archivist), David Ross (Film Director), as well as Dr. Elston.

*5:00 pm Reception | 6:30 pm Doors Open for Film
Screening | 7:00 pm Film Screening | 8:00 pm Panel Discussion and Q&A

The Story of Eastside Teaser from Artlife Studio on Vimeo.