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Documentaries & Special Projects
Germanna... America in Embryo
In 1714, under the direction of Lt. Governor Alexander Spotswood, 12 German families established a remote settlement on the Rapidan River in present day Orange County, Virginia. At the time it was the westernmost outpost of the British colonies in the new world.
This latest documentary from AHHA Productions explores the many important facets of the original Germanna settlement. From Alexander Spotswood to the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe; from the beginnings of the iron industry to the Enchanted Castle; from the ongoing archaeological excavation to today’s millions of descendants; Germanna…America in Embryo tells the story of a remarkable community and its outstanding legacy.
Following the 1954 Supreme Court decision in the Brown vs. Board of Education case and the passage by Congress of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, schools across the south gradually began the process of integration. In some communities, this process was not without friction and violence.
In Virginia, some schools actually closed rather than integrate. But not so in Orange County. Despite resistance from some of its citizens and pressure from outside groups, the desegregation of the Orange County Virginia public school system, albeit 11 years in the making, happened smoothly. Why?
This documentary seeks to answer that question by exploring the process, from the creation of the first fledgling African American schools in the late 19thcentury through consolidation and resistance in the mid 20thcentury to full integration…a process that took almost 100 years.