Black faith, community and music take centre stage in The Greatest Freedom Show on Earth, an independent documentary film about the emancipation celebrations organized by Walter Perry in Windsor, Ontario between 1936 and 1968.
The Greatest Freedom Show on Earth documentary uses never-before-seen audio and pictures found preserved in a basement in Windsor, and original content produced by Juno winner Anthony Seck. Footage includes a recent interview with singer Martha Reeves and never-seen-before pictures and audio of Martin Luther King, Eleanor Roosevelt, Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, the Ink Spots, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and more historical figures from the Black Community.
This independent film was produced by Orphan Boy Films, Keshet Productions Inc, and TVO.org with the support of these partners: the North American Black Historical Museum (Amherstburg, Ontario), the Northstar Cultural Community Centre (Windsor, Ontario), and Charles Wright Museum of African American History (Detroit, Michigan).
Sponsored by: The Windsor Star
Air Date: Aug 02, 2015
Available Until: Nov 30, 2018
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