Legacy of Courage: Black Changemakers in Massachusetts Past, Present, Future chronicles the actions taken by African American changemakers over four centuries of confronting racial injustice as they aspired to a freer and more equal society. This 20-minute film uses archival sources, animation sequences, and interviews with scholars and youth activists to tell an inspiring story. Each “chapter” focuses on the agency, tenacity, and cooperative spirit of those who waged this struggle. Their actions are a template for young changemakers today who inherit this legacy– taking their first steps to help bend the long arc of history toward justice.
This film was created by the Justice George Lewis Ruffin Society’s Long Road to Justice and was produced by the award-winning Northern Light Productions.