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LaLee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton (2001)

This documentary follows a Mississippi Delta school district and a single Delta family as they struggle against the crippling effects of poverty in the wake of more than one hundred years of slavery.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Reggie Barnes Reggie Barnes ... Himself
LaLee Wallace LaLee Wallace ... Herself
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This documentary follows a Mississippi Delta school district and a single Delta family as they struggle against the crippling effects of poverty in the wake of more than one hundred years of slavery.

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Somebody's got to believe that things are going to get better...

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Official Sites:

Maysles Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

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19 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

To soi tis LaLee See more »

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about lalee's kin legacy of cotton
28 February 2005 | by thnkabtluvSee all my reviews

I don't understand why even during black history month 2005 this movie is still unobtainable for purchase. HBO has done a tremendous effort to air this movie so that education, I repeat, education, is the key to a better future for our children as well as children all over the world. We all must sacrifice to make this happen. I was so moved by this movie that not only do I want to personally contribute to the school systems suffering as depicted in the movie, but I will make a personal effort to sponsor book drives, music teachers, art teachers as well as materials, instruments and plenty of patience, sweat and money. I have already shed many tears. Those who represent our lives in this film deserve our recognition, even if only in prayer.


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