NPT’s original documentary, Wessyngton Plantation: A Family’s Road to Freedom, was awarded best documentary of the year by the National Educational Telecommunications Association last week.
Part of NPT’s Tennessee Civil War 150 series, the 2014 documentary was produced, written and directed by NPT senior producer Ed Jones and filmed by Matthew Emigh, Paul Mojonnier and Jim DeMarco. Jackie Welch Schlicher provided narration; Joe DelMerico and Joey Hodge created the original music.
Wessyngton Plantation was inspired by John F. Baker Jr.’s 2009 book, The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories of My Family’s Journey to Freedom, and the Tennessee State Museum’s exhibit, “Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation.”
Wessyngton Plantation: A Family’s Road to Freedom is available for viewing online at http://video.wnpt.org/programs/.