Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bordentown (NJ) Manual Training School

A fascinating documentary, A Place Out of Time, was shown May 24th on PBS. Bordentown was a co-educational public school operated by the State of New Jersey for seventy years. The institution closed in 1955, after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. The documentary blends personal perspectives of alumni and historians to portray the important role played by Bordentown.

DVD's are available for purchase through the link at PBS. A director's statement and additional photographs can also be found at www.bordentownschool.tv/.