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Slavery's Bitter Legacy in W. Africa
Race and Redemption: Renatta Frazier's Story
S. Pearl Sharp: The Paul Robeson Stamp
S. Pearl Sharp: Classism in U.S. Black Community
New York Reburies Remains of Colonial-Era Blacks
Lost and Found Sound: Manicurists
Lost and Found Sound: The House of Night
LOST AND FOUND SOUND: Walkin' Talkin' Bill Hawkins
Lost And Found Sound: R.A. Coleman's Electronic Memories
The year long series, Lost and Found Sound, presents the story of Sam Phillips, the man who founded and ran the Memphis Recording Service. Phillips was a rural boy with the dream of capturing songs of poor Southern people on records. He started in radio. Then, in the late 1940's, he opened a studio in Memphis. The sound he captured has helped shape rock and roll and American music ever since. We hear from Phillips, his family, friends, music experts and some of his recording talent, as they recall the years when Phillips came to realize his dream.
Oprah Winfrey's Film Adaptation of 'Beloved'
The Experience of Filming 'Beloved'