Award for Let Freedom Swing
The Documentary Group has been awarded the Silver Plaque Educational Program Child Audience for the 2011 Hugo Television Awards
for their work on Let Freedom Swing
. They were the producers of the three primary documentaries that served as the basis for project as well as the additional videos. The Hugo Television Awards is an annual awards ceremony organized by Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival.
Let Freedom Swing is a curriculum project developed by faculty and graduate students at Teachers College Columbia University that aims to highlight the many connections between jazz and democracy. The EdLab at Teachers College Columbia University created web resources to compliment the curriculum and led the efforts to inform educators and potential users of the resource. The curriculum can be taught and used in a variety of subjects such as US History, Civics, Government, and Social Studies.