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The contradictions of Fair Hope.

Merkerson, S. Epatha, 1952- (film director,, commentator.). Metcalf, Rockell, (film director,, screenwriter.). Goldberg, Whoopi, 1955- (narrator.). McBride, Christian, (composer.). Amsalem, Arielle, (editor of moving image work.). Scarafile, Chris, (director of photography.).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 67 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC : 2016.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg.
Summary, etc.:
This film examines a little known aspect of American history: newly freed slaves throughout the South forming '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.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Fraternal organizations > Alabama > History.
African Americans > Alabama > Social conditions > History.
African Americans > Alabama > Social life and customs.

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