Excellent! I was awed watching the “Old Courthouse”. The video capture the era and tension perfectly. The human elements were there to make it come alive. It spoke of a “national uproar” that took place at the time and the experience was magnified by adding quotes from 15 year old Dickinson student Montigue Conway. This was very moving.
I was a 15 year old when another “national uproar” occurred, the Kent State shootings. I was a high school sophomore at the time and remember being confused by what was going on. My high school was literally three blocks from the University of Pittsburgh campus and I remember the demonstrations going on after the students were shot. To compound matters, one of the students who was shot and died lived only a few miles away.
The video was very powerful as it added the human elements that are so often left out of historical events. I believe it is our duty as educators to put a human touch on the history we teach, this video provides excellent examples.