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

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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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A MUST SEE...
20 February 2003 | by LaurieSaumSee all my reviews

Watched this incredibly moving documentary through tears and a few smiles. LaLee Wallace is an unbelieveably strong and God-fearing woman who may not have a formal education... but who can teach every one of us more than we care to know about a part of our country that has stagnated and been forgotten... poverty like I did not even know existed. Please, if you have the opportunity to watch this award-winning documentary, take 90 minutes out of your day and open your heart and mind to the plight of the forgotten delta.


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