Dear Friends,

Many of you know that I’ve been involved in a documentary film project about Rosenwald Schools for a (very) long time. Several of you have generously supported the non-profit that Jere Snyder and I started (Longleaf Productions) to do this work.

Now, at long last, we have something to show for it.

“Unlocking the Doors of Opportunity / The Rosenwald Schools of North Carolina” will be screened at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the High Point Museum. The address is 1859 East Lexington Avenue.

The film will be introduced by historian Tom Hanchett of Charlotte. He will also moderate a Q&A session after the film.

Lastly, we expect to have some Rosenwald School alumni on hand for this event.

I hope you’ll be able to attend. But if not, the film is slated to air several times on PBS-NC later in February. The first broadcast will be at 10 p.m. on February 23.

Pax, Tom

P.S.: We recently completed a companion film on South Carolina’s Rosenwald School experience, and we are planning a film about Virginia’s Rosenwald Schools.