November 3, 2023
Media Studies professors Jennida Chase and Hassan Pitts recently teamed up with Salem College alumna and director, Alex Klien, to create the PBS documentary, “Journey to Salem.”
Chase was the Director of Photography and Pitts was a camera operator.
About the documentary: In 2021, in celebration of Salem Academy and College’s 250th anniversary, a group of five alumnae walked 500 miles from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to Winston-Salem, North Carolina. They were recreating the 1766 journey by a group of 18 Moravian women and two Moravian men that led to the establishment of the oldest educational institution for women and girls in the country. The film follows this journey.