Terry Sanford and the New South

Terry Sanford and the New South

Director: Thomas Lennon

Cast: Thomas Lennon

     
 
Progressive Southern governor Terry Sanford is profiled in this documentary that explores how a racial confrontation at a Greensborough Woolworth counter put him in the middle of an extremely sensitive situation as the controversy over segregation reached a volatile boiling point. It was February of 1960, and ambitious politician Sanford had been working for nearly a

Overview

Progressive Southern governor Terry Sanford is profiled in this documentary that explores how a racial confrontation at a Greensborough Woolworth counter put him in the middle of an extremely sensitive situation as the controversy over segregation reached a volatile boiling point. It was February of 1960, and ambitious politician Sanford had been working for nearly a decade to become governor of North Carolina. When four young black men stood boldly against segregation laws by refusing to budge from a Woolworth counter until they were served, it began to appear as if Sanford was stuck in a no-win situation. Despite his pressing dilemma, however, Sanford's straight-shooting politics proved precisely the approach needed to encourage dialogue and understanding in a time when racial tensions were reaching an all-time high.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/29/2007
UPC:
0841887008426
Original Release:
2006
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:00:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits

Technical Credits
Thomas Lennon Director,Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Terry Sanford and the New South
1. Terry & the Old South [11:16]
2. Lessons in Politics [5:15]
3. Campaigning [9:39]
4. The National Stage [7:25]
5. Governor Sanford [7:57]
6. The Fight for Freedom [5:01]
7. Aspirations & Legacies [8:14]
8. Credits [1:34]

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