A Story about Education and Equality
"This inspiring documentary is an excellent teaching and learning resource for history, civics, and sociology classrooms. It contains factual content information that is rarely obtained from social studies textbooks."
- National Council for the Social Studies
Mr. Stokes’ Mission is a 30-minute documentary film about civil rights activist and educator John A. Stokes.
Directed by Sam Hampton
On April 23, 1951, Stokes, then president of his senior class at the Robert Russo Moton High School in Farmville, Virginia, helped organize and lead a walkout by students to protest inferior conditions for his fellow African-American students. His efforts contributed to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling three years later, which banned segregation in public education.
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