Through their participation in the "Enhancing Education Through Technology" (E2T2) Subgrant, a 21st Century district project, Mrs. Gail Ingram's 4th period black history class at Cheraw High School created a 7-minute documentary called "Back in the Days of Jim Crow: An Interview with Laura Green." Instructional technology coach Mrs. Brenda Lyles, one of the grant writers, provided the Flip video camera and instruction using Windows Movie Maker. The students interviewed Mrs. Laura Green for half-and-hour and edited the video to focus on her memories of living in the segregated "Jim Crow" South.The documentary uses both period photographs collected by the students in their research and music ( the song "Old Jim Crow" by Darby Tillis). Mrs. Green provided vivid examples including sitting in the "colored" balcony of the old Cheraw Theater,drinking from a "colored" water fountain, having to order only carry-out food from local restaurants, tracing her feet on a sheet of cardboard before buying shoes since blacks were not allowed to try on shoes or clothing, waiting for a doctor in separate waiting rooms, and riding in segregated railroad cars below "the Mason-Dixon Line." Mrs. Ingram's students are planning to create another documentary that will look at the integration of Cheraw High School during the 1960s.

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