Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|American Universities Brave New World|
Genres: Special Interests
This interesting DVD illustrates life in American universities in the 40s, 50s, and 60s. Also included are films showing the education and training of African Americans as part of the World War II effort. It gives a good o... more »
Bart | Montpellier, France | 04/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I went to college things were pretty inclusive. There were girls there and black people and just about every type of person you could imagine.
When I watched this DVD I realized that it has not always been like that. I was appalled (in a good way) by the clips that showed women either not being allowed into college or else forced to take cooking clases.
The clips that show black people entering white colleges for the first time are also disturbing and educational.
There are some other clips later on about university revolts that didn't have the same impact on me personally (though I can see why they might be more interesting to someone who wasn't looking at this for the diversity issues.)
This DVD does a good job of putting modern college life in perspective."