Terry Sanford and the New South

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 ...
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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/29/2007
  • UPC: 841887008426
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 60:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 80,455

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Thomas Lennon Director, Producer
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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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