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Film Credits: Stephen Foster

Produced by
Beth Hager
Randall MacLowry

Written by
Ken Emerson
Randall MacLowry

Director
Randall MacLowry

Editor
Catherine Shields

Cinematographer
Steven W. Ross

Original Music
Tom Phillips

Narrator
Joe Morton

Associate Producer
Michael J. Williams

Assistant Editor
Michael Menapace

Production Crew
Phil Cousins
Peter Aufiero
E. J. Inscho
John H. Rex
Andrea Campbell

Assistant Camera
Ramone Britt
Simon Manses
John David Pope
Jay Sanchez

Crane Operator
John S. Moyer

Production Assistants
Sandy Kern
Diane Staz

Sound Design
Skip SoRelle

Narration Record
Lou Verrico, Fullhouse Productions

Re-recording Mixer
Bob Elder, East Side Mix

Photo Animation
Berle Cherney, Visual Productions
Tim Bowman

Film Laboratory
Colorlab

Negative Matching
Elliott Gamson, Immaculate Matching

Video Post Production
The Tape House

Colorist
John J. Dowdell III

On-line Editor
Joe Salleres

Choreography
Lenwood O. Sloan

Minstrel Dancer
Fernand R. Jackson, Jr.

Reenactors
Michael Christie
Eric Mansilla
Glen Daniels
Jesse Daniels
Jessica Latrice Daniels
Shonté Daniels

Costumes & Props
Howard W. McIntosh
George Wunderlich
Mark Elrod
Paul Foltz, Theatre Harrisburg
Trish McLean
Beth Miller

Archival Footage Research
Joan Cohen
Gail Schumann

Archival Images
Center for American Music, University of Pittsburgh

Nicholas M. and Marilyn A. Graver
James F. Bollman
George S. Whiteley, IV
Matthew Isenburg
Kathryn Schwemley
Greg French
Joe, Cory, and Sky Bauman
Howard McManus
Julian Wolff
Archive Photos
The Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley
Brooklyn Public Library-Brooklyn Collection
California State Library
Chicago Historical Society
(The Cleveland Museum of Art
The Corcoran Gallery of Art
Denver Public Library, Western History Collection
Courtesy George Eastman House
Historical Society of Dauphin County
Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
Huntington Museum of Art
Lester S. Levy Collection, The Johns Hopkins University
The Long Island Museum
Library of Congress
The Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, Maryland
Michael Ochs Archives.com
Minnesota Historical Society
Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis
Museum of the City of New York
New Hampshire Historical Society
(Collection of The New-York Historical Society
Penn School Collection/Penn Center, Inc.
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities
The Saint Louis Art Museum
U.S. Army Military History Institute

Locations
Allegheny Cemetery, PA
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, PA
Belle of Louisville, KY
Benjamin Doom House, KY
Brush Arbor Appalachian Pioneer Log Village, KY
Evergreen Plantation, LA
Fort Hunter Mansion, PA
Greenwood Plantation, LA
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, WV
Historic Rock Ford Plantation, PA
Marlin Opera House, PA
Oak Alley Plantation, LA
Old Economy Village, PA
Riverside, The Farnsley-Moreman Landing, KY
Schriver House, PA
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, KY

Additional Music
"Beautiful Dreamer, ""Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair" and "Open Thy Lattice Love"
Arranged by Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
Performed by Thomas Hampson, Jay Ungar, Molly Mason & David Alpher
Courtesy of Angel Records, EMI Capitol

"Camptown Races"
Performed by Johnny Cash
Courtesy of Historic Film Archive

"De Boatmen's Dance, ""Lucy Neal," and "Old Uncle Ned"
(c)1998 Recorded Anthology of American Music, Inc.
Courtesy of New World Records

"Hard Times"
Performed by Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers
Courtesy of TNN - The National Network

"Hard Times Come Again No More"
Performed by Kate and Anna McGarrigle and Families
Courtesy of Ginger Group Productions

"Jim Along Josie" and "Medley: Alabama Joe/Alabama Walkaround"
Performed by Bob Flesher
Courtesy of Rounder Records

"My Old Kentucky Home"
"Oh! Susanna"
Courtesy of Edison National Historic Site

"Oh, Susannah"
Arranged and performed by James Taylor
Used by permission of EMI Blackwood Music Inc. and EMI April Music Inc.
Courtesy of Columbia TriStar Television

"Old Folks at Home"
Performed by Louis Armstrong with the Mills Brothers
Courtesy of Universal Music Group

"Old Folks at Home"
Performed by Richard Crooks
Courtesy of Nimbus Records

"Ring de Banjo"
Performed by The Amoskeag Players
Courtesy of Amoskeag Music

"Swanee River Rock"
Written and performed by Ray Charles
Courtesy of Unichappell Music, Inc., BMI
and Warner Special Products

Advisors
Jeanine Basinger
Spencer R. Crew
H. Wiley Hitchcock
Eric Lott
Deane L. Root
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
Josephine Wright

Special Thanks
Kathryn Miller Haines

Julie Fasano
Stephanie Miller
Dick Strawser
David & Cinda Taylor
Clarion University Theater Department
Family Heirloom Weavers

Inspired by Doo-Dah! Stephen Foster and the Rise of American Popular Culture by Ken Emerson
WITF-TV, Harrisburg



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