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Let my people live

Contributor(s):
National Tuberculosis Association.
Tuskegee Institute.
Motion Picture Service Corp.
Tuskegee Institute. Choir.
Publication:
[New York, NY] : The Association, [1938]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
Subject(s):
African Americans
Tuberculosis -- therapy
Abstract:
This film dramatizes the dangers of neglecting medical treatment of tuberculosis, telling the story of a African-American family in which the superstitious mother, who depends on self-cures rather than the doctor, succumbs to the disease. When her two children also develop the disease, they are saved by modern medical care. Musical background to the story consists of Negro spirituals sung by the Tuskegee Choir.
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain.
Extent:
014 min.
Color:
Black and white
Sound:
Sound
Cast:
Tuskegee Institute Choir ; Rex Ingram, Peggy Howard, Merritt Smith, Erostine Coles, Robert Anderson, Christine Johnson, Jackson Burnside ; choir [director], William L. Dawson.
Credits:
Directed by Edgar Ulmer ; camera, William Miller ; sound, Nelson Minnerly.
Provenance:
Received: (date unknown); donation; from the National Tuberculosis Association.
Technique:
Live action
NLM Unique ID:
8700133A (See catalog record)
Contributor(s):
National Tuberculosis Association.
Tuskegee Institute.
Motion Picture Service Corp.
Tuskegee Institute. Choir.
Publication:
[New York, NY] : The Association, [1938]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
Subject(s):
African Americans
Tuberculosis -- therapy
Abstract:
This film dramatizes the dangers of neglecting medical treatment of tuberculosis, telling the story of a African-American family in which the superstitious mother, who depends on self-cures rather than the doctor, succumbs to the disease. When her two children also develop the disease, they are saved by modern medical care. Musical background to the story consists of Negro spirituals sung by the Tuskegee Choir.
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain.
Extent:
014 min.
Color:
Black and white
Sound:
Sound
Cast:
Tuskegee Institute Choir ; Rex Ingram, Peggy Howard, Merritt Smith, Erostine Coles, Robert Anderson, Christine Johnson, Jackson Burnside ; choir [director], William L. Dawson.
Credits:
Directed by Edgar Ulmer ; camera, William Miller ; sound, Nelson Minnerly.
Provenance:
Received: (date unknown); donation; from the National Tuberculosis Association.
Technique:
Live action
NLM Unique ID:
8700133A (See catalog record)