This is a film that Bob Connolly and I did for the University of Massachusetts Boston Charter Class of 1969. Generally stories like this are only appreciated by the people who went through the experience, but I think this story has wider appeal. Forty years ago, this was the pioneering class for the the brand new UMass Boston campus. UMass Amherst already had a long history, but this was a bold new experiment right in the heart of Boston. Now UMass Boston is thriving in a beautiful setting on Columbia Point, but it all started with the UMass Boston Class of 1969!
By the way, Bob and I are both alums of UMass Boston. The music was by Francis Doughty, also a UMass Boston graduate.
On Sunday I visited St Cecilia's Church in Boston's Back Bay. There was a troupe of young Haitian men performing for the congregation and my son Austin and I were invited to film the event. Here is one of the many dances performed that day.