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Frontiers Women's History Month Film with Willa Cofield March 9th

"The Brick School Legacy" produced by Dr. Willa Cofield. 

 

The Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club / Westry Horne Cultural and Heritage Series present their Women’s History Month

Program with Dr. Willa Cofield producer of the film “The Brick School Legacy”.

 

The program will be Saturday,
March 9, 2019 from 1-4 pm at the Clinton
Elementary School Cafetorium,

1302 West 4th Street, Plainfield.


When the Brick School opened in 1895, N. Carolina offered no public education to Black children. With the work of the founders, Thomas and Sarah Inborden, and the help of other black teachers, the Brick school had an academic curriculum and community development program so strong that the NC Department of Public Instruction recommended that Brick School become a college, The Joseph Keasbey Brick Junior College. The Brick School’s community outreach program was without peer. When the school opened, no Blacks owned land within 5 miles of the school. Thirty three years later, Blacks owned all of the land adjacent to the school. 

 

The producer, Dr. Willa Cofield, is an educator, historian, and was a civil rights activist in the south during the 1960’s. 

The Westry Horne Cultural and Heritage Series is partially funded by a grant from the Plainfield Cultural and Heritage Commission 

 

For more information, contact Andrea Kee at 908-327-8002 or via email andrealk83@hotmail.com or John Brinkley at 908-868-8704.

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