February 1, 2021
A collage of images from the documentary "Marching Forward"

This month, Marching Forward will air on WUCF TV on February 2 at 9:00 p.m., February 4 at 5:00 p.m. and February 7 at 3:00 p.m. The documentary film tells the powerful story of unity in 1964 segregated Orlando, when one white high school marching band (Edgewater High School) and one Black high school marching band (Jones High School) were invited to perform at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City.

Marching Forward is a collaboration between associate professor of history Robert Cassanello and associate professor of film Lisa Mills, along with students in the Honors Advanced Documentary Workshop class. Mills hopes viewers of the film will realize the impact of the everyday actions of educators: “They can help young people understand the importance of community, unity, respecting each other, even going so far as loving one another and supporting one another, especially when that can have a big effect on the community at large,” she says. “If we could all come together now, just imagine what the effect would be.”

Continue reading the full story at the Orlando Sentinel.

WUCF is also airing the documentary online at https://video.wucftv.org/video/marching-forward-za2whz/.