For over two centuries, African-American funeral homes have passed down an untold, elaborate tradition of burying the dead in grand flair. Carry Me Home, a short documentary, witnesses this... See full summary »

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Ruth Cookie Baker ...
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Ruth Granny Baker ...
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Ronald Keith Barrett ...
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Michael Luckey ...
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Lucious McGee ...
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Cecil L. Murray ...
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Gregory W. Spencer ...
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Leslie White ...
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Damerrick Cheerio Williams ...
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For over two centuries, African-American funeral homes have passed down an untold, elaborate tradition of burying the dead in grand flair. Carry Me Home, a short documentary, witnesses this tradition touch one widow's life and transforms her grief into celebration. After the loss of her husband, Lessie Thompson surrounds herself with her family and prepares for the funeral, opening a window into the rich, vivid history of African-American funeral traditions that span from segregation and slavery all the way back to West Africa. Horse drawn carriages carrying the coffin, brightly colored funeral garments and open expressions of grief and celebration color many African-American funeral services. These stylish and celebratory ceremonies have been passed down through generations old family-run funeral homes, and continue today. Written by Anonymous

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