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Episode 6: Rise Up and Call Their Names
Rise Up and Call Their Names, which chronicles a two-year interfaith, multiracial, multiethnic pilgrimage from Massachusetts to Africa—by way of Florida and the Caribbean—undertaken to heal the wounds of slavery.

But is religious belief alone enough to hold the pilgrimage together? Rise Up and Call Their Names follows 60 people who joined the Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage on a physical and spiritual voyage. They walked from Massachusetts to Florida, then made their way to the Caribbean and ultimately to Africa. Their purpose was to encourage whites to join the conversation about slavery and to pray to heal the societal racial rift.

Along the way, they visited the Masjid Khalifah Mosque (part of Imam Wallace Mohammed's Muslim American Society) and the Federation of Southern Cooperatives, which works with black farmers struggling to hold onto their land in Alabama. After months of difficult travel and deep soul-searching, the pilgrims reach Africa with a stronger sense of identity and purpose.


Producer

Leslie Farrell is best known for her Emmy Award winning film Sports on the Silver Screen and the Peabody Award-winner Journey of the African-American Athlete, both of which she directed for HBO. Other directing and writing credits include various celebrity profiles for the NBC News series In Profile, and for PBS, the DuPont-Columbia Award-winning documentary My Brother's Keeper.

Credits
PRODUCED, DIRECTED AND WRITTEN BY:
Leslie D. Farrell

EDITOR:
Gina H. Sohn

NARRATED BY:
Lorraine Toussaint

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER :
Sarah Wolozin

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY:
Joseph Friedman

ADDITIONAL EDITING BY:
Robert Salsbury

ORIGINAL MUSIC:
Waldron Ricks

SOUND RECORDISTS:
Stephen Sheehan
Frederick (Rick) Albright

LOCATION FIXER - GOREE ISLAND, SENEGAL:
Hamet Diagne

POST PRODUCTION ASSISTANT:
LaMeca Spencer

FIELD PRODUCTIONS ASSISTANTS :
Keith Olsen
Ali Diaw

INTERNS:
Jessica Benanto
Sheyma Buali
Laura Eldridge
Anne Greenidge
Rosanna Tullio

ACADEMIC ADVISORS:
Dr. Horace Boyer
Professor Quinton Dixie
Professor Gerald Gill
Dr. Vincent Harding
Professor Larry Mamiya

FEATURING THE ARTWORK OF:
Tom Feelings from his book, The Middle Passage

ASSISTANT EDITORS:
Lauren Barnello
Ian Richardson
Dora Soltani

ONLINE EDITOR:
Tony Black

AUDIO POST PRODUCTION:
Pat Donahue

GRAPHIC DESIGN:
Marc Thomas

ARCHIVES:
ABC News Archives
John E. Allen, Inc.
Aleta Alston
Kathleen Anderson
Ingrid Askew
Tizita Assefa
Tony Bingham
Matthew Cavanaugh/Boston Herald
Crenshaw Christian Center
Daily Hampshire Gazette
Emmanuelli Productions
Aaron Jones
Lightworks Producing Group
National Geographic Television
National Visionary Leadership Project
New York African Burial Project
Odyssey Productions, Ltd.
Bob Robinson/Springfield Valley Advocate
Xaviera Simmons
Elizabeth Solaka

ORIGINAL GOREE MUSIC BY:
Oceano Percussion de Goree

SPECIAL THANKS:
Sister Clare Carter
Masjid Khalifah
YMCA, Brooklyn, NY
Fatima Abdul-Jawwab
Wendy Wilson Fall
John Zippert




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