2022 Black History Month

  • Film

“Bright Road” (1953): a Tale of One Committed Black Teacher, played by Dorothy Dandridge, Golden Globe Nominee

Directed by Gerald Mayer (nephew of Louis Mayer, powerful head of MGM), Bright Road was a simple, modest, but winningly compelling tale of the impact that one dedicated Black teacher bore on her pupils. The film was adapted from the Christopher Award-winning short story, "See How They Run," by Mary Elizabeth Vroman, which was published in the June 1951 issue of the Ladies' Home Journal.