Extras & Insights
"It's heapin' hot. Hot in here.
Here in Alabama.
Two hunet miles from Hot'lanta.
In a boilin' town called Boligee."
Get to know the man behind the words.
An Innovator Devoted to Tradition: Director Kenny Leon
Delve into Kenny Leon's amazing, prolific career.
Take a journey into the region of every tongue confess.
"Better Go to Church, This Still the South":
Southern Black Churches
Experience the rich history and tradition of the African American church.
"Holy Smokes, the Church Is on Fire!": Church Arson in America
Investigate the epidemic of fires that have plagued southern churches.
“End This Rash of Violence”: President Clinton’s June 8, 1996 Radio Address
Relive President Clinton’s public address on the church burnings.
Theatrical Poetry: Other Works by Marcus Gardley
Explore the impressive collection of Marcus’ work.
Extras & Insights is funded, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities.
“I grew up in the church and my father was a preacher, so gospel naturally comes out of me. But gospel, at its root, is the blues. It’s very powerful. I like music that gets to the heart of the story without too much flourish.”
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