This one-hour documentary screened at SxSW and Full Frame festivals, before its national PBS broadcast. Numerous outreach and special screenings include The National Civil Rights Museum, MoMA, the Museum of African American History, The New York Historical Society and Lincoln Center.
In the 1930’s, Jewish intellectuals and political exiles who escaped Nazi Germany and immigrated to the United States faced an uncertain future. Confronted with anti-Semitism at American universities and a public distrust of foreigners, a surprising number of these academics secured teaching positions at traditionally black colleges in the then-segregated South. In many cases, they formed lasting relationships with their students and had an important impact on the communities in which they lived and worked.