“I Just Want to Testify,” a documentary relating to the 1954 Brown v. Board case, has won the 2020 Kansas Association of Broadcasting Television and Radio Award for Best Special Program. The documentary, produced by public television station KTWU in Topeka, is a conversation with 20 students and teachers from the segregation era. For the first time ever, students and teachers from the four segregated Black elementary schools in Topeka talk about their community and educational experiences prior to and after integration.
Production of the documentary was led by KTWU CEO/General Manager Eugene Williams, who also served as facilitator of the discussion. Williams was assisted by Jim Kelly, Marietta Patterson, Alona Harrison.