Okay…we admit it…we’re excited…Video Arts Studios was mentioned in the USA Today!
After such an exciting premiere in Fargo, we were thrilled to see how “The Road to Little Rock” would be received in Little Rock, AR. It was a great success! The event was held at Philander Smith College on March 19th with the showing of the educational film followed by a panel discussion.
The panel included Arkansas District Judge William Wilson; Robin Woods Loucks, a former Central High School student who befriended the Little Rock Nine; Lisa Lacefield, the Arkansas History Teacher of the Year and Art Phillips, Director/Producer of the film. The moderator was Dr. Joseph Jones, head of the Social Justice Department at Philander Smith College. Remarks were also made by Robin White, Superintendent of the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and Paul Austin, the Executive Director with the Arkansas Humanities Council.
One of the special guests in the audience was Carlotta Walls LaNier, a member of the Little Rock Nine.
The audience and panel were interested in how Judge Davies’ role in civil rights history helped complete a familiar story in U.S. History. One of the nicest comments received came from Lisa Lacefield, “As a teacher, I am thrilled with another quality resource that will not only spark a great deal of discussion but will offer another perspective into these first few days of September, 1957 in Little Rock.”
The Little Rock Premiere was supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council. Thanks so much to everyone who attended and for making us feel so welcome. We have definitely created some new life-lasting friends and we are so grateful for that.
To see pictures of the premiere, please visit the updated website; www.theroadtolittlerock.com. If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, purchase the film, or sponsor the project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.