New Documentary Film on the Black Experience at Kansas State University

BimperAlbertThe College of Education at Kansas State University has produced a new documentary film that showcases the stories of five Black alumni of the university.

Dr. Albert Bimper, Jr. one of the creators of the project, stated, “Our participants’ stories give us the permission and an opportunity to think about how far we have or haven’t come, what the experiences are for younger generations and how we are or aren’t effectively working toward a better tomorrow.” Dr. Bimper is a graduate of Colorado State University. He holds a master’s degree from Purdue University and a doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin.

A trailer for the documentary, entitled A Long Road: 150 years of Collective Experience From Five African American K-State Alumni, can be seen below.

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  1. I haven’t seen the documentary in its entirety, but I do wonder if it includes information regarding a gregarious and ambitious young black man who grew up in Four Oaks, North Carolina, graduated from Atlanta’s Morehouse College, then went West to Kansas State to earn his PhD in Chemistry and returned to Atlanta to ultimately become a celebrated V.P. at Georgia State U. in Atlanta and is celebrated there this day. His widow currently resides in Atlanta.
    His name is Cleon Curtis Arrington.

  2. Wow, Dr Arrington was chairman of the dept of Chemistry when I was at Morehouse and I graduated under his leadership at the dept. I also did research in chemistry at the dept with him while I was there. Small world.

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