WHAT’S IN A NAME
(Director: Douglas John Imbrogno)
A West Virginia Community Confronts a Confederate Legacy.
The removal of a Confederate general’s name from the former Stonewall Jackson Middle School in West Virginia’s capital city in Summer 2020 was more than just a cosmetic change. This year, America confronted wounds that have haunted the country’s existence. The renaming of the school laid bare that history. This 16-minute WestVirginiaVille.com mini-documentary explores the institutional racism and unhealed wounds from slavery and the Civil War at the heart of moves to rename schools and ditch Confederate statues in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder in May 2020, the Black Lives Matter movement and widespread protests
August 4, 2021