The Correct Thing: Palmer Memorial Institute Film Screening at Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum

Event Description

Join us for a screening of the new documentary, "The Correct Thing: Palmer Memorial Institute" and a discussion with the producer and director afterwards.

Information about the film:
Palmer Memorial Institute, a private African American Boarding School was nestled in the segregated south during the turbulent years from 1902–1972. Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown established Palmer Memorial Institute to expose African American youth to the finer aspects of life. Produced by a Palmer alum, Dr. Eric Winston, this documentary will focus on its founder Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown and the students who traveled to this school from all over the United States and even a few foreign countries. This documentary will also highlight the incredible influence the education and experiences this school provided to successful and powerful African American adults.

Information on the Producer:
Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Dr. Eric V. A. Winston is a retired Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio from 1979-2002 and at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois from 2005-2013. Winston has been a resident of Xenia, Ohio since 1979. He received a BA degree from Morehouse College, a Masters degree from Atlanta University, and a PhD from Michigan State University.

Information on the Director:
Vincent Singleton has directed numerous short films and documentaries that have screened in festivals, on television, and online. He teaches film production and design at various colleges and institutions throughout Chicago and has been the recipient of faculty development grants throughout his fifteen-year teaching career. Additionally, Vincent has secured fellowships for documentary with Kartemquin Productions and is a McNair Scholar. Singleton continues to operate Film Collective Productions through which a variety of corporate, narrative, documentary, and commercial projects are produced.