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Restoring & Preserving Our Science

The Dixie 3: A Story On Civil Rights In Nursing



Our documentary broke this story of triumph. A magical 25-minute cinematic docu-drama that takes the audience back to the 1963 landmark civil rights case known for ending segregation at Dixie Hospital in Hampton, Virginia and opening doors for equality in education for nurses. The DIXIE 3, a name coined by film producer Denetra Hampton, orchestrated a sit-in at the hospital cafeteria, designated for whites only.  This film takes you along the process of the case and offers up a bigger conversation about structural racism in nursing and the fight for equality in education and the workplace.


Film Discussion


Producer, Denetra Hampton and Director of Photographer, Reid Kerley introduce the world to Civil Rights Icons, Mildred Smith, Patricia Taylor McKenzie and Agnes Stokes Chisman, and the civil rights case that changed integration in Hampton, Virginia forever.

Film length: 25 minutes

Producer + Director : Denetra Hampton

Director of Photography : Reid Kerley



  • Learning About The Case

  • Civil Rights & Nursing Education

  • The Impact of Nursing on The Civil Rights Movement

  • Meet The Last Two Living

The Hampton History Museum

Feb 7-12, 2022 a private screening was held at the Hampton History Museum. The descendants and family of the Dixie 3, were in attendance along with Mayor Donnie Tuck.  Of the Dixie 3, two are still living and were in attendance. Patricia Taylor McKenzie and Agnes Stokes Chisman received their ICON awards.

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