Secrets of the Hollow Trailer
For the first time, identical twin attorneys Alice and Alicia Crowe reveal the hidden history of blacks in Rockland County’s since the 1600’s. They examine through experts the extraordinary and ordinary background, struggles, and contributions of Blacks in Rockland.
Secrets of the Hollow follows the journey of Thurgood Marshall and the Hillburn striking families fight for equal education at Brook School, the last segregated school in New York State to be closed. They tell the story of the battle over Cynthia Hesdra's fortune. Hesdra was an ex-slave woman who amassed great wealth and maintained a safe-house for runaway slaves in Nyack New York. The films name is derived from the community, called Skunk Hollow, where free blacks lived and was founded by a former enslaved African, Jack Earnest located along the New York, New Jersey state line that existed sixty years before slavery was abolished in New Jersey. Jack was called Ernest because he was so determined to be free.