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Laura (2021)

2h 15min   |   Language   |  Producer  Director 

Laura is a biographical documentary about 98-year-old, Dr. Laura Banks-Reed. She is a woman that lives her life honoring education. She got her start as a student at Dunbar school, a segregated school in Tucson, AZ in 1927. Laura became a teacher at Dunbar, then the Principal, she fought a racial war in court to become the Vice Superintendent. If That wasn’t enough, she was the first African American woman to graduate with honors at The University of Arizona with a Doctorate in Education in 1947. She has created an amazing life as an educator, leader and philanthropist, she even has schools named after her! She has a massive life we hope to honor in this short documentary.