Friday, April 8, 2011
Herewith parts 4 & 5 of my father Frank De Felitta's 1967 NBC news documentary "Mississippi: A Self Portrait". If you've just found this blog entry, scroll down to the previous post to learn more about this blistering, no-holds-barred look at the deep south in the midst of the civil rights revolution.
If you're pressed for time and don't think you can spend the forty five minutes watching the whole film, then I urge you to take
one and one half minutes of your day and open up part two (in the previous post). Move the needle ahead exactly one minute and meet Booker Wright, a black restaurant worker, who delivers simply one of the most astonishing and heartbreaking monologues on what it's like to be a black man in the south you will ever hear.
Posted by Raymond De Felitta at 2:03 PM