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Students Screen Documentary, Discuss in History, English Classes
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As part of the School’s emphasis on Black History Month, students on the Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus watched a screening of HBO documentary, “True Justice” during an extended Activities period February 16.

The film highlights Alabama public interest attorney Bryan Stevenson’s advocacy work on behalf of the poor, incarcerated and condemned as he seeks to eradicate racial discrimination in the criminal justice system. A 2020 News & Documentary Emmy Award-winner, the documentary follows “his struggle to create greater fairness in the system and shows how racial injustice emerged, evolved and continues to threaten the country,” an HBO description reads.

Prior to watching the documentary, students discussed themes of the documentary in their English classes – engaging in conversation about Stevenson and his work. Following the screening, students in all History classes will review takeaways from the film in various capacities. The cross-curricular study will provide all students the opportunity to understand the material and its historical context and express what they learned.