Brook School was the last school in New York to be desegregated. Brook School was located in Hillburn New York. Hillburn is a small suburban hamlet in Rockland County. In 1943 Hillburn New York was segregated. There were two schools, and two churches. One for Black people and one for White people.
Last Disintegrated School
Last Disintegrated School tells the untold story of the day Thurgood Marshall came to a segregated mountain community called Hillburn in upstate New York. Marshall, an NAACP lawyer at the time, assisted Hillburn’s striking parents in breaking down racial segregation at Brook School, the last school to be integrated in New York in 1943.
Last Disintegrated School is written by Alice Crowe and directed by Alicia Crowe, identical twins, first time filmmakers and attorneys. The film is narrated by Chuck D, a member of Prophets of Rage, and leader of legendary hip-hop group, Public Enemy, a rapper and Hall of Fame music artist. Music is composed by Sam Waymon, award winning music composer and brother of music icon Nina Simone.