A Place Out of Time: The Bordentown School
Aired: May 30, 2010
Filmmaker Dave Davidson and alumnus Dr. Art Symes discuss the history and significance of the Manual Training and Industrial School for Colored Youth, better known as the Bordentown School, the subject of the documentary film A Place Out of Time: The Bordentown School. A unique educational institution that existed from 1886 to 1955, the Bordentown School’s history highlights the major issues that have faced African Americans since the end of slavery.
To Learn More Visit:
- Hudson West: Dave Davidson and Amber West’s production company makes documentary films about arts, history and education.
- A Place Out of Time on PBS: Learn more about the film as well as when it will be broadcast on local PBS affiliates.
- Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois: Explore the differences between the philosophies of these two towering figures in African American history.
- Archival Materials about the Bordentown School: The New Jersey State Archives holds many documents related to the history of the Bordentown School.