"Freedom’s School" --- A New Documentary Film Profiling Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High School

Apr 29, 2014

On this edition of ST, we speak with Andrea Jobe, a local filmmaker whose latest offering is a 45-minute documentary about the history and development of Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High School. The school celebrated its 100th anniversary last year, and as Jobe tells us on today's program, her just-completed film profiles not just BTW but also the wider community of Tulsa. Thus "Freedom's School" presents several memorable glimpses into Tulsa's history; it's loaded with rare photos and archival footage of early-day Tulsa, the Greenwood neighborhood, the school itself, and the life and times of E.W. Woods, the educational visionary who founded the school and served as its principal for many years. "Freedom's School" will be screened tonight (Tuesday the 29th) at the Circle Cinema, which is near the corner of Admiral and Lewis in Tulsa. This screening is a fundraising event for BTW's programs and classes. The festivities begin at 6pm, the film starts at 6:30pm, and there will be a "Q&A" after the screening. You'll find more information about this film --- including a brief trailer that can be streamed on demand --- at this link from the Circle's website.