A gay man seeks to discover what kinship, if any, exists between his white family and the nearby blacks who share the name of Alston.

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A gay man seeks to discover what kinship, if any, exists between his white family and the nearby blacks who share the name of Alston.

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nice documentary on a heavy topic
5 January 2001 | by (Basel) – See all my reviews

Macky Alston discovered that lots of Black kids seem to have his last name when his father, a fighter for civic rights and Reverend like Run, sent him to a black school. Now, as a grown up (gay) man, he goes on to discover the roots of his family and why lots of black people have the same last name that he has. - "Family Name" is a nice documentary on a topic that lots of people, including Alston's grandma, don't wanna talk about.


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