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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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19 January 2001 (USA) See more »

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To soi tis LaLee See more »

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An excellent documentary that needs to be seen by all.
21 March 2002 | by mcannie1See all my reviews

Lalee's Kin explores the extreme poverty of the people of the Mississippi Delta and the subversive effects that their heritage has had upon their education and general means of life. It is shocking to see that people can be so very destitute in our own country. These are our own people, yet they have been cast aside by a harsh and unchanging system that cannot seem to overcome the ramifications of slavery and racial segregation. The film takes place in 2000-2001, but it's images are shockingly outdated. This film is a must-see for all who think they know what it means to live in the modern United States of America.


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