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LaLee's kin : the legacy of cotton

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  • DVD 362.508996 L194 (CEN, WSQ)

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Publication Information

[Hollywood, CA] : HBO Home Entertainment, [2010]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (ca. 89 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.




This documentary 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.


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"This disc is expected to play back in DVD Video 'play only' devices, and may not play in other DVD devices, including recorders and PC drives"--Container.

Originally broadcast on HBO in 2001.

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