National History Day, Iowa state winners

The Iowa team of Allison Stutting, Ali Watkins, Halle Wilmott, and Dan Stutting performed their original drama on the “The 1963 Birmingham Children’s Crusade” at the nationals level competition for National History Day 2014. As they developed their project, the high school students interviewed storytellers and, after winning at the state level, made a journey to Birmingham to meet with two more. They said, “The interviews gave us so much insight to what Birmingham was like in the 1960s, especially regarding racial tension in the South.”  See the evocative drama they wrote and performed here.