Oct 1, 2019
Madaline Langston, Education Programs Director for Encore Stage & Studio talked to Embracing Arlington Arts President Janet Kopenhaver about a phenomenal program they are conducting with Arlington High School students to teach them first hand about segregation, desegregation, race relations and more in Arlington County. Through stories told from local residents who experienced these events and field trips throughout the County, the students then turned what they learned into a deep and insightful play that is being performed in the community and in schools. Among the dignitaries with whom they spoke was one of the four junior high students who first desegregated Stratford Junior High School in 1959 Michael Jones, as well as his sister Wilma Jones. They also received guidance from SAG actress Dawn Douglas and many others throughout the program's duration. What an uplifting and interesting interview.