NPT’s ‘Wessyngton Plantation’ Documentary Wins NETA Award

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.

NPT's Beth Curley accepting NETA Award from Skip Hinton, President of the National Educational Telecommunications Association

NPT’s Beth Curley accepting NETA Award from Skip Hinton, President of the National Educational Telecommunications Association

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/.

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