Below Baldwin - a student documentary
On November 17, 2015, construction on Baldwin Hall on the University of Georgia campus came to a halt when workers discovered human remains on the site. DNA tests revealed what many local historians already knew to be true: these were the remains of former slaves. This discovery and the events that followed have forced the often-forgotten histories of slavery and segregation to rise to the surface, both at the University of Georgia and in Athens. As more and more universities around the United States begin opening dialogues about their historical involvement in slavery, “Below Baldwin” chronicles the series of events that sparked this conversation at UGA. Featuring Fred Smith, Linda Davis, Claudio Saunt, and Broderick Flanigan, this episode showcases a community’s need to connect to its past and attempts to help open the door for additional research, community collaboration, and repair – for both past and present injustices.
DOC-U is a documentary series produced by university students at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia under the direction of Dr. Taylor Miller with original music scored by students at the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music under the guidance of Dr. Emily Koh. The episodes were produced alongside Mary Lynn Miller from the Richard B. Russell Jr. Special Collections Libraries Building who facilitated the research.
Each of the five episodes comprising Season One explores Georgia themes through numerous collaborations, including with the UGA Veterinary Hospital and the Athletics Department, several local community groups and businesses, as well as the Departments of Economics, Anthropology, History, Geography, Music Business, among others. Stay tuned for promos of each episode!