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Program: "Mary Long's Yesteryear: Penn School: Experiment In Freedom"
Episode(s):Penn School: Experiment in Freedom
Production Date(s):1950
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Synopsis:Trace the history of the Port Royal Experiment and the establishment of Penn School, one of the first schools in the South for freed slaves. For more than 100 years, the school has played a historic and vital role in the lives of the South Carolina sea Island people. The program follows the history of the center, from its founding to its role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Travel with Mary Long to this enchanted location near the bustling town of Beaufort.
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