Door Ajar - The M.B. Mayfield Story (2019)

From inside a broom closet through a cracked door, an African American janitor listens and learns art in segregated Mississippi. 1949 Segregated Mississippi While driving through Ercu, ... See full summary »
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John Reyer Afamasaga ... Narrator
James Meredith James Meredith ... Himself
Roy Turner Roy Turner ... Himself
David Mcgee David Mcgee ... Himself
Betty Gammel Betty Gammel ... Herself
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From inside a broom closet through a cracked door, an African American janitor listens and learns art in segregated Mississippi. 1949 Segregated Mississippi While driving through Ercu, Mississippi to start his new job as the first chairman of the University of Mississippi art department, Prof. Stuart R. Purser discovers the roadside artwork of twenty-six-year-old African American primitive artist, M.B. Mayfield (1923-2005). It is here an amazing journey begins. Purser, whose father was a member of the Ku Klux Klan, installs Mayfield as a janitor at the university with the sole purpose of teaching him. From inside the classroom's broom closet with the door ajar, the artist listens and learns. And it is through this narrow opening these two men become an important part of Southern history. Door Ajar captures the true essence of the South, told by those who grew up in a different era. Sometimes their yarns are jarringly awkward to listen to, but it's always earnest and from the heart. ... Written by John Reyer Afamasaga

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From inside a broom closet through a cracked door, an African American janitor listens and learns art in segregated Mississippi.

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USA

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English

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6 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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Oxford, Mississippi, USA See more »

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Three Times Dot Org See more »
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16 : 9
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