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Fordham Conversations: The Contradictions of Fair Hope

This week we look at why Alabama's "Fair Hope" society is struggling to survive.

In the post-civil war south, many freed slaves relied on self-help groups known as benevolent societies to  bury their dead.  In a new documentary titled “The Contradictions of Fair Hope” we look at the evolution of one particular Alabama society called "Fair Hope", and why its survival is arguably a struggle between heaven and hell.