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Loyalties

Author: Lesley Ann PattenKent MartinCarmelita RobertsonRuth Holmes WhiteheadRising Productions Limited.All authors
Publisher: Montreal, Que. : National Film Board of Canada, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This documentary is the story of two women whose meeting brought together two halves of a whole story: that of slave owner and slave. Dr. Ruth Whitehead met graduate student Carmelita Robertson in 1995 where the younger woman came to do research at the Museum of Natural History in Halifax. Carmelita casually mentioned that her relatives had come to Nova Scotia from South Carolina as Black Loyalists in the late  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Genealogy
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley Ann Patten; Kent Martin; Carmelita Robertson; Ruth Holmes Whitehead; Rising Productions Limited.; National Film Board of Canada.
OCLC Number: 43927904
Language Note: Closed captioned.
Credits: Written by Lesley Ann Patten.
Performer(s): Featuring Ruth Whitehead and Carmelita Robertson.
Description: 1 videocassette (57 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Responsibility: Rising Productions Limited ; director, Lesley Ann Patten ; producers, Kent Martin, Lesley Ann Patten.

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"This documentary is the story of two women whose meeting brought together two halves of a whole story: that of slave owner and slave. Dr. Ruth Whitehead met graduate student Carmelita Robertson in 1995 where the younger woman came to do research at the Museum of Natural History in Halifax. Carmelita casually mentioned that her relatives had come to Nova Scotia from South Carolina as Black Loyalists in the late 1700s. As she recited the names of her ancestors, Ruth shuddered at the strange familiarity. She has come from South Carolina too. Ruth and Carmelita embark on a journey to Charleston in search of their connection ..."--Container.

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