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Films at the Schomburg: The Contradictions of Fair Hope with S. Epatha Merkerson and Rockell Metcalf


The Contradictions of Fair Hope traces the development, struggles, contributions, and gradual loss of tradition of one of the last remaining African-American benevolent societies, founded after Emancipation and known as “The Fair Hope Benevolent Society.” Join Executive Producers and Co-directors S. Epatha Merkerson and Rockell Metcalf in a talk back with Schomburg director Khalil Gibran Muhammad about Merkerson's first feature film project.


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