From a film titled "The Calhoun School - The Way to a Better Future". Scenes of poverty and lack of education for Negro farm residents of the "Big Swamp Section" of Lowndes County, followed by introduction to the Calhoun School which aims to improve circumstances for negro children in the area. Open dry farmland. A simple shack. A negro child sleeps on a wooden bench. Some negro children prepare some food in a container. Some negro women stand near a hut. A negro child sits beside a hut. A negro woman works near a container. A negro man plows the field using ox-driven plow. A negro woman works in the farm. A hut in background. A negro man and children walking. View of a simple one room school house. Some negro children play beside a tree. Young negro children sit with teachers and watch the older children beside the rural school. They all reenter the school house together. Picture of Miss Charlotte Thorn who founded the Calhoun School. View of the school grounds and buildings and students moving about. View of the school principal, Dr. Jerome F Kidder, seated in his office. Negro girls wearing white uniform gather for a morning flag raising ceremony. Negro girls and boys march and then gather for the flag ceremony.
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