Alabama student filmmakers featured in Smithsonian Documentary Showcase

An Alabama student documentary film is among 35 produced by middle and high school students across the country competing in the 2020 National History Day® Contest to be featured in an online showcase.

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture selected Breaking Barriers in Journalism: Dorothy Butler Gilliam by Noah Littleton and William Mackenzie of Hampton Cove Middle School in Cross Roads near Huntsville to showcase during a special one-week showing.

The films were screened and selected by NMAAHC staff and premiered Wednesday, June 17, as a special collection of the Smithsonian Learning Lab.

The 35 student films will be available to stream online for one week via the Smithsonian Learning Lab at, from June 17 to June 24.