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Episode 4: Freedom Faith
Freedom Faith traces the connections traces how faith gave African-Americans the courage to challenge America to live up to the words in its declaration of independence: "That al men are created Equal."

Faith gave black families a way of insulating themselves from the oppression of segregation in the 1940s and 1950s, and provided the seeds for opposition to Jim Crow. We observe the movement in Georgia and Mississippi from the perspective of Prathia Hall, an eminent black preacher who was born in 1940 and literally grew up as the Movement grew bigger. Chosen for her deep faith and thoughtfulness, Hall's life becomes the lens through which we witness the struggle against Jim Crow, through which we ultimately question the viability of a non-violent and racist American culture. Hall is one of many voices in the film-voices of ordinary people who, through faith, song, and the rituals of the black church - successfully transformed America.


Producer

Alice Markowitz has worked in the field of documentary film and video production for the past seventeen years; developing, producing, directing and writing primarily for Public Television. She has produced for signature PBS series such as NOVA, Scientific American Frontiers, and a host of Bill Moyers films. She has been the recipient of two National Emmy Awards for producing, including one for the film The Mystery of Chi, which opened the Bill Moyers acclaimed series, Healing and the Mind. Her latest film, In Search of Ourselves, was nominated for best writing by the Writers Guild of America.

Credits
PRODUCED, DIRECTED AND WRITTEN BY:
Alice Markowitz

EDITOR:
Jonathan Sahula

NARRATED BY:
Lorraine Toussaint

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER:
Tanayi Seabrook

SENIOR CREATIVE CONSULTANT:
Paul Taylor

DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY:
Edward Marritz
Michael Chin

ORIGINAL MUSIC:
Camara Kambon

SERIES THEME:
Waldron Ricks

SOUND RECORDISTS:
J.T. Orinne Tagaki
Dick Williams
Ron Thompson
John Osborne

ASSISTANT CAMERA:
Otis Bess

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS:
Meg Tallon
Jennie Perrine

FIELD PRODUCTIONS ASSISTANTS:
Dorethea Donaldson
Idette Clay
Chris Green
Stacy Pyles

ADDITIONAL LOCATION PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT:
Toni Lee

ADDITIONAL FILM RESEARCHERS:
Joy Conley
Lewannne Jones

INTERNS:
Jessica Benanto
Rachelle Dang
Marsha Davis
Leslie Johnson
Tara Etienne
Larry Gatewood
Jean-Marc Madelon
Svetlana Nikitina
Renata Orbinski

ACADEMIC ADVISORS:
Dr. Vincent Harding
Professor Quinton Dixie
Professor Larry Mamiya
Professor Gerald Gill
Professor Clay Carson
Professor David Garrow
Professor Bob Lilly
Rev. Anthony Campbell

ASSISTANT EDITORS:
James Balls
Barnard Jaffier

ONLINE EDITOR:
Tony Black

AUDIO POST PRODUCTION:
Rob Todd

FILM TRANSFERS:
Medallion-PFA Film & Video

TRANSCRIPTION:
Johanna Kovitz

ARCHIVES :
ABC News Archives
Alabama Department of Archives and History
The Albany Herald
Albany Civil Rights Museum at Old Mt. Zion Church
John E. Allen, Inc.
AP/Wide World Photos
Archive Films/Getty Images
The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution
Bettmann/CORBIS
Richard Beymer
Black Star, Charles Moore
Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University
Alex C. Brown, Sr.
CBS News Archives
Cochran Studios/A.E. Jenkins
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Bob Fitch Photo
Fox Movietonews, Inc.
Reverend Prathia L. Hall
Matt Herron/Take Stock
Intellectual Properties Management, Manager of the King Estate
King Library and Archives, The King Center
Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr.
Reverend Jim Lawson, Jr.
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
Lee Lockwood
Bob Adelman, Bruce Davidson, Danny Lyon, and
Costa Manos / Magnum Photos Inc.
McCain Library & Archives, University of Southern Mississippi
Francis Hamlin Mitchell
The Montgomery Advertiser
Dr. Geraldine Myles, Philadelphia School for Girls
National Archives and Record Administration
NBC News Archives
The New Journal and Guide
The Philadelphia Tribune
Fred Powledge
Herbert Randall, University of Alabama Press
Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons
Vincent Smith, and the G.W. Einstein Gallery
Dept. of Special Collections, Temple University Libraries
The Tennessean, Jack Corn
Ken Thompson and General Board of Global Ministries
UCLA Film and Television Archive
Don Uhrbrock/TimePix
University of Georgia, WSB Newsfilm Collection
Cliff Vaughs
WALB-TV NBC, Albany, GA
Tamio Wakayama Photos
WSB Channel 2, Atlanta, GA

SPECIAL THANKS:
Cynthia Patterson Lewis, Director of Archives, King Library and Archives, The King Center
Elaine Hall, Archivist, King Library and Archives, The King Center
Betty Fikes
Rutha Mae Harris and the Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum Freedom Singers
Emory Harris
Shirley Sherrod
Sandra Jones
Rev. Horace C. Boyd and the Congregation of Shiloh Baptist Church
Prayer group at Greengrove C.M.E. Church and Rev. Donald Slater, Rev. James A. Hazel, Bishop Otha H. Lakey
Leola Williams a.k.a. Mama T
Doreatha Donaldson
Barbara Hawkins
Dr. Bobs Tusa, University Archivist, McCain Library & Archives, The University of Southern Mississippi
Guy and Candie Carawan
Angela Whitmal, Director/Curator, The Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum at Old Mt. Zion Church




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