Down in The Delta

This is one of my favorite all-time family history related movies. It’s called “Down in the Delta” and was released in 1998 and directed by Maya Angelou. It’s about a woman named Rosa Lynn, living in Chicago, who sends her troubled daughter Loretta and her grandchildren down to her family home in rural Mississippi. What follows is the best of family movies, a tender tale showing how the love of family can heal the deepest of wounds. There’s a terrific segment about the family’s enslaved roots and I found as a genealogist that this film particularly touched me. Please rent it if you haven’t yet. And tell me what you thought!

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