Liberty Heights (2000) - Synopsis

Liberty Heights (2000)

It is Baltimore in 1954 and everything is changing.

In this year, school desegregation is happening for the first time, bringing black and white children from different neighborhoods into the same classrooms.

In this year, the dawning of rock'n'roll is giving teenagers their first slice of a musical world that will become uniquely their own.

In this year, the influx of automobiles becomes a powerful force in America, allowing people the mobility and privacy to travel at will -- to see things right in their own hometowns that were previously unknown to them.

And in this year, the Kurtzman family develops a newly heightened understanding of what it means to be Jewish in a rapidly growing world.