TU-produced film featured as African American History Month begins

February 1, 2019

Voices of Baltimore will be shown twice in the next week on MPT.

As African American History Month begins, a Towson University-produced documentary will be featured on Maryland Public Television.

Voices of Baltimore preserves the rich oral histories of a quickly diminishing population of African-Americans who lived through the era of legal segregation—Jim Crow laws—by documenting the lives of individuals who attended segregated schools or experienced desegregation before and after the historic 1954 Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education ruling.

Related: Hearing the Voices of Baltimore under segregation

The film will air on MPT Sunday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m., and on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Voices of Baltimore: Life Under Segregation is co-directed and co-produced by Towson University professors Gary A. Homana, Morna McDermott McNulty and Franklin Campbell Jones.

This story is one of several related to President Kim Schatzel’s priorities for Towson University: TU Matters to Maryland.