‘America To Me’ Examines Racial Equity at Oak Park And River Forest High

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Courtesy of Starz
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Courtesy of Starz

‘America To Me’ Examines Racial Equity at Oak Park And River Forest High

A new 10-part documentary about racial equity and inequity at a Chicago-area high school premiered on the premium cable channel Starz on August 26. 

“America To Me” was filmed at Oak Park and River Forest High, a west suburban school known for its progressive values.

The student population at OPRF is 55 percent white, 27 percent black, 9 percent Latino, 6 percent biracial and 3 percent Asian.

Morning Shift checks in with film director Steve James, segment director Kevin Shaw, and student Charles Donalson, who is featured in the series. 

Watch the trailer here: 

GUEST: Steve James, director of “America To Me”

Kevin Shaw, segment director of “America To Me”

Charles Donalson, student featured in the documentary

LEARN MORE: New Documentary Sparks Discussions About Race, Equity at Oak Park High School (WBEZ 8/27)

Behind the scenes of docuseries 'America to Me,' about racial inequity at Oak Park and River Forest High School (Chicago Tribune 8/20)