Struggle and Hope Short Films: Going Home to Langston
As I keep working on my first feature-length documentary Struggle and Hope, with a dream of making it to Netflix, I am also helping to edit short films about some of the surviving Oklahoma all-black towns the film will be inspired by. The latest has resident historian Jimmie White returning home to Langston, to work on his family's old home. Langston is home to Langston University the only historical black college in Oklahoma and the westernmost historically black college in the United States. It has also been the home of many other illustrious residents, including Melvin Tolson, who was once portrayed by Denzel Washington in the Hollywood film "The Great Debaters".