The one-year collaborative, pedagogical experience, Living Langston, engaged students from two subsequent entry-level video production courses. Students gained context for their work thanks to lectures from Dr. Daryl Carter (History, ETSU), interviewed Langston High School alumni, heard from Langston Education and Arts Development board members, and engaged with visiting filmmaker and University of Texas at Austin Associate Dean for Diversity, Ya'Ke Smith. Students created short documentary portraits of Langston High School alumni, fiction films inspired by Langston, and final projects where they reflected on their own education. Throughout the course, students were encouraged to think about how they might act to help create a more just society for all.
Living Langston Presentations & Publications
University Film & Video Association Paper with Catron Booker: Research-Creation, Co-creation & Curricula: Interrogating Practices - July 29, 2021
EDIT Media Blog - June 28, 2021
CHIIPS - ETSU Presentation with Joy Fulkerson & Resource List - August 3, 2020
Special thanks to Nate Tadesse, Adam Dickson, Joy Fulkerson, Georgia Dover, Carrie Dyer, Liz Miller, the LEAD board, Michael Young, Dr. Daryl Carter, Steve Marshall, Catron Booker, Candy Bryant, ETSU’s Media & Communication students and the alumni of Langston High School. Living Langston was made possible thanks to an ETSU Instructional Design Grant and an RDC Small Research Grant.
Students who took part in the Living Langston curriculum reflect on their experiences.
ETSU students made documentaries about former Langston High School students.