Franklin Woman the Subject of New Documentary

Apr 15, 2013


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Williamson County woman is the subject of a new documentary film being released this week.

Franklin resident Inge Meyring Smith was one of the founders of Harpeth Academy, present day Battle Ground Academy. She also operates a well-known local pre-school.

Early in her career, Meyring worked for the Kennedy Administration in the deep south introducing what was then a new and revolutionary program for pre-school age children called Head Start.

Meyring was born in Europe and lost much of her family during the German Holocaust. Her surviving family managed to immigrate to the U.S. in 1938.

The documentary’s creator, Clay Stafford, says one of the highlights of the film for him was having Meyring recount her arrival in the U.S.

""We pulled into New York Harbor and there was the Statue of Liberty. (begins to cry) It's hard for me to ever talk about that, because you have no idea what that was like; no idea. But there she was!"

The documentary "One of the Miracles: Th Inge Meyring Story" will debut this Thursday at the historic downtown Franklin Theatre. Proceeds benefit BGA.