GTCC student recalls her time at youth media camp documenting history in N.C.

Published on: May 2, 2024
Teens at media camp conduct interview
Freedom Hill Youth Media Camp works with teens to help document history in small towns in N.C.

The free four-week Freedom Hill Youth Media Camp aims to teach students 14-19 the fundamentals of documentary filmmaking while they conduct interviews, delve into oral history, and explore archives related to America’s first black chartered town. This program will culminate in a student-produced short documentary about Princeville’s annual Homecoming celebration. Trinidee Jones attended the first Youth Media Camp in 2022 and is now in her first year at GTCC. “I didn’t know what to expect. It was a really sad story, everything that happened with the floods and the damage that was done, not everybody being able to get a lot of help as far as being able to build back up their homes and everything.” Originally published at The (Greenville, N.C.) Daily Reflector.

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