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Episode 3: Guide My Feet
During Jim Crow, political engagement was no longer possible. The black community turned inward as it migrated north. Guide My Feet follows the movement of African-Americans from the South to the promised land of the North, from country to city, from rejection to hope. Southern migrants often found themselves unwelcome in Northern black congregations known as "silk stocking" churches. Many turned toward alternative forms of spirituality.

Guide My Feet is also the story of Cecil Williams and Thomas A. Dorsey, two men a generation apart, both Southern migrants, united by a vision to take the stark reality of the streets into the church, challenging Christianity to be true to its promise of acceptance. In the black community of Chicago, Thomas Dorsey, a pianist with blues singer Ma Rainey, pioneers a different direction for spiritual expression: gospel music. In San Francisco, the Reverend Cecil Williams strives to pull down barriers with his "come as you are" church. Through their great efforts, Dorsey, Williams, and others create a new faith and a new music.


Producer

Lulie Haddad has worked in documentary film for over ten years. She produced/directed Hour One "Race Is/Race Ain't" of the forthcoming PBS series Matters of Race and is currently developing a film about a grassroots movement in India working to help stop the spread of HIV.She served as an associate producer for the award-winning PBS series The Great Depression, America's War on Poverty, and Truman for American Experience. She also worked on productions for ABC News and Wall Street Journal Television. Haddad has been a producer at VH1. She worked on the research and development phas of This Far by Faith. She has a B.A. in history from Brown University and is currently pursuing a Masters' degree at Harvard Divinity School.

Credits
PRODUCED, DIRECTED AND WRITTEN BY:
Lulie Haddad

EDITOR:
Sandra M. Christie

NARRATED BY:
Lorraine Toussaint

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER:
Lillian Baulding

DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY:
Orlando Bagwell
Michael Chin

VIDEOGRAPHERS:
Jon Else
Eddie Marritz
Jon Shenk

ORIGINAL MUSIC:
Camara Kambon

SERIES THEME:
Waldron Ricks

SOUND RECORDISTS:
John Cameron
Sarah Chin
Ray Czymoszinski
Peter Gale
J.T. Takagi

ASSISTANT CAMERA:
Jan Burgess
Patricia Garcia-Rios
Charlie Loo
Jonathan Weaver

GRIP:
Robert Clark
Brian Corbett
John Kiffmeyer
Sean McCardle

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS:
Michael Beckett
Beth Collins
Shara Lange
Candice Lombardi
Jean-Marc Madelon
Andy Rice
Meg Tallon

RESEARCHERS:
Wallace Best
Shana Swanson
Jeanette Woods
Meredith Woods

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH BY:
Media Research Associates

INTERNS:
Martin Gastonian
Veronica Garcia Robles
Candace Lombardi
Andy Rice
Heather Stalaboin

ACADEMIC ADVISORS:
Quinton H. Dixie
Gerald Gill
James R. Grossman
Vincent Harding
Lawrence Mamiya

ASSISTANT EDITORS:
James Balls
Barnard Jaffier

ONLINE EDITOR:
Tony Black

AUDIO POST PRODUCTION:
Dennis Jacobsen

FILM TRANSFERS:
Medallion-PFA Film & Video

TRANSCRIPTION:
Johanna Kovitz

ARCHIVES:
ABC News Archives
Bob Adelman©
John E. Allen, Inc.
Archive Films/Getty Images and Image Bank/Getty Images
BBC Archives
Clifford and Delores Warner Bey
CBS News Archives
Chicago Defender
Archibald J. Motley, Jr., Jun Fujita, and Stephen Deutch/Chicago Historical Society
The Dorsey Family Collection
Frank Driggs Collection
H. Kipling Edenborough
Florida State Archives
Paul Garon
Glide Memorial United Methodist Church Archives
Grinberg Film Libraries, Inc.
Historic Films
Hogan Jazz Archive, Tulane University
George T. Kruse
Estate of Jacob Lawrence/The Phillips Collection
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
MacDonald and Associates
Herman "Skip" Mason, Jr.
Alain McLaughlin
Guy Morrison
Mt. Sinai Holy Church of America, Inc.
National Archives and Records Administration
NBC News Archives
Olivet Baptist Church Archives
Sid Ordower & Steve Ordower/Rhythm & Light
Oxford University Press
Producers Library Service
Photographic Archives, University of Louisville
Co Rentmeester
San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library
Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture, NYPL
Special Collections, University Library, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago
” Underwood & Underwood/CORBIS - Bettmann
University of Chicago
Washington Post, Joel Richardson
Eudora Welty Collection - Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Reverend Cecil Williams
Nita Winter
WTTW/Chicago

SPECIAL THANKS:
Sally Anderson
Scott Baker
Josť Pimienta Bey
Clifford & Delores Warner Bey
Chicago Historical Society
Doris Dorsey
Kathryn Dorsey
Glide Memorial United Methodist Church
Kristin Otsby
John Russick
Frank Thomas
Goldie Todd
Kate Whitney




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