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LaLee's kin : the legacy of cotton

Author: Susan Froemke; Deborah Dickson; Maysles Films.; Home Box Office (Firm); Films for the Humanities
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Follows three generations of African-Americans from Mississippi as they battle extreme poverty and illiteracy. Living in a trailer without running water or lights, matriarch LaLee Wallace watches her grandchildren struggle in school, paralleling the efforts of the West Tallahatchie School System to raise standards, attract qualified teachers and find supplies, or risk takeover by the state. These intertwined  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Froemke; Deborah Dickson; Maysles Films.; Home Box Office (Firm); Films for the Humanities
OCLC Number: 60327533
Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD
Responsibility: HBO feature documentary ; a Maysles films inc. production ; a presentation of Films for the Humanities & Sciences ; directed by Susan Froemke, Deborah Dickson with Albert Maysles.

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"Follows three generations of African-Americans from Mississippi as they battle extreme poverty and illiteracy. Living in a trailer without running water or lights, matriarch LaLee Wallace watches her grandchildren struggle in school, paralleling the efforts of the West Tallahatchie School System to raise standards, attract qualified teachers and find supplies, or risk takeover by the state. These intertwined stories are a sober exploration of the painful legacy of slavery and sharecropping in America's Mississippi Delta."--Container.

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