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The Contradictions of Fair Hope [DVD]

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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DVD

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1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • DVD 334.709 Con, DVD

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781939517128


Format: DVD
Summary: 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.
Title: The contradictions of fair hope [DVD] / Shelter Island ; directed by S. Epatha Merkerson, Rockell Metcalf ; writer, Rockell Metcalf.
Publisher Date: New York : The Disinformation Company Ltd., [2013?],c2012
Subject: Fraternal organizations -- Alabama -- History. African Americans -- Alabama -- Social conditions -- History.
Isbn: 9781939517128
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 334.709 Con
Oclc: 864323326
Upc: 826262010096
Bib Id: 502834

Format: DVD
Summary: 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.
Title: The contradictions of fair hope [DVD] / Shelter Island ; directed by S. Epatha Merkerson, Rockell Metcalf ; writer, Rockell Metcalf.
Publisher, Date: New York : The Disinformation Company Ltd., [2013?],c2012
Description: 1 videodisc (67 min.) : sound, color and black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Description: digital optical
Description: video file DVD video
Target Audience Note: Rating: NR.
Subjects: Fraternal organizations -- Alabama -- History.
Subjects: African Americans -- Alabama -- Social conditions -- History.
Genre: Documentary films.
Genre: Nonfiction films.
Genre: Historical films.
Other Author: Merkerson, S. Epatha, 1952-, speaker, director.
Other Author: Metcalf, Rockell, director, writer.
Other Author: Goldberg, Whoopi, 1955-, narrator.
Other Author: McBride, Christian, musician.
Other Author: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Other Author: Shelter Island (Firm), production company.
Other Author: Disinformation Company, film distributor.
Notes: Directorial debut by acclaimed actress S. Epatha Merkerson.
Notes: Special features: Spirituals, Prayer, Society turnout / foot wash, Magie's girls, Tales of Mike Moten, Music recording studio session.
Notes: Music, Christian McBride; editor, Arielle Amsalem; director of photography, Chris Scarafile.
Notes: Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg.
Notes: DVD, NTSC, region 0, widescreen (16x9, 1.78:1)
ISBN: 9781939517128
Publisher Number: SHL-DV-100
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 334.709 Con
Medium: [DVD]