Unlocking the Doors of Opportunity Now Showing on PBS

A documentary about the Rosenwald Schools of NC.

In the early 1900s, North Carolina and other Southern states largely ignored their responsibility to provide education for rural Black children. Unlocking the Doors of Opportunity illustrates how educator Booker T. Washington and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald hatched a plan that broke Jim Crow’s grip on funding for Black schools. The results helped change the South and the nation, one student at a time.

Filmmakers Tom Lassiter and Jere Snyder, and their nonprofit Longleaf Productions, created this 30-minute documentary.

Aired 02/23/23; 26m 46s

You can also watch the film and learn more at andersonrosenwaldschool.com/2022/unlocking-the-doors-of-opportunity