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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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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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Maysles Films

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19 January 2001 (USA) See more »

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To soi tis LaLee See more »

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Every American needs to watch this Documentary.
16 March 2003 | by spiritbeadsSee all my reviews

Never has a Documentary opened my eyes to reveal my ignorance of the words "Poverty" and "Oppression". It was disturbing, it was frustrating and it made me angry. I can not put into words how I feel after watching it. This is 2003, isn't it? Is Mississippi an actual State in the United States and if so, is our Government aware it exists? I'd be embarrassed to say I'm a politician from Mississippi. To think that people are living like that in my State would be despicable. Each and every one from the Governor on down should be forced to watch this, at the same time in the same room. People having to live like this is not acceptable in this Country. Maybe some outrageously high paid sports figure or talk show host will see this and help LaLee buy a couple of pencils. Wake Up, America!!


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