The contradictions of Fair Hope
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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.
African Americans -- Alabama -- Social conditions.
African Americans -- Alabama -- Social life and customs.
|Publisher|| [New York] :2013
Merkerson, S. Epatha,
Metcalf, Rockell, director, screenwriter.
Glover, Kelly, producer.
Goldberg, Whoopi, 1955- narrator.
McBride, Christian, composer.
Shelter Island (Firm), production company, publisher.
Narrator, Whoopi Goldberg.
Music, Christian McBride; editor, Arielle Amsalem; director of photography, Chris Scarafile.
In English; with optional English subtitles.
Title from container.
Originally produced in 2012.
DVD; NTSC; region 0; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation.
1 videodisc (67 min.) : sound, color and black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.