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|Material Type:||Internet resource, Videorecording|
|Document Type:||Visual material, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
S Epatha Merkerson; Rockell Metcalf; Whoopi Goldberg; Christian McBride; Arielle Amsalem; Chris Scarafile; Shelter Island (Firm),
|Language Note:||English audio ; closed-captioned.|
|Notes:||Wide screen (1.78:1).
Originally produced in 2012.
Special features: Spirituals, Prayer, Society turnout / foot wash, Magie's girls, Tales of Mike Moten, Music recording studio session.
|Credits:||Music, Christian McBride; editor, Arielle Amsalem; director of photography, Chris Scarafile.|
|Performer(s):||Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg.|
|Description:||1 videodisc (67 min.) : sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Details:||DVD, NTSC, region 0.|
|Responsibility:||Shelter Island and Redbone, Inc. present a Fair Hope Project LLC film ; directed by S. Epatha Merkerson, Rockell Metcalf ; writer, Rockell Metcalf.|
Examination of a little known aspect of American history, when newly freed slaves throughout the South formed 'benevolent societies' to respond to abject hunger, illness and the fear of a pauper's grave. "The Fair Hope Benevolent Society" in Uniontown, Alabama, provides an unprecedented look at the complex and morally ambiguous juxtaposition of the Society with the worldly pleasures of what has become known as the annual "Foot Wash" celebration.
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(EMRO user published 2014-05-21 )
Winner of numerous awards, the film documents a slice of American and African American history as told by elders of the Fair Hope Benevolent Society. Nestled in a small rural community in Uniontown, Alabama, there exist a contradiction between honoring traditional, historical and family values versus...
- Fraternal organizations -- Alabama -- History.
- African Americans -- Alabama -- Social conditions -- History.
- African Americans -- Alabama -- Social life and customs.
- African Americans -- Social conditions.
- African Americans -- Social life and customs.
- Fraternal organizations.