Wednesday, May 16, 2007

"Integrated in All Respects"

Ed Friend's Highlander Folk School Films

The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies and the Digital Library of Georgia are pleased to announce that Ed Friend's historic Highlander film is now accessible online via the Digital Library of Georgia. "Integrated in All Respects" consists of Ed Friend's film of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Highlander Folk School in Monteagle, Tennessee during Labor Day weekend in 1957, and the Georgia Commission on Education's propaganda broadside that features Friend's photographs and stills from his film. Together the film and broadside demonstrate how policymakers in the late 1950s perceived, and attempted to cast, the civil rights movement.