Happy Birthday, Mrs. Craig!


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Summary: Celebrates the life and family of Mrs. Lulu Sadler Craig on the occasion of her one hundred and second birthday. Her memories of the past are interwoven with her perceptions of the present to provide the framework for a poetic look at five generations of a black family and their role in the American experience.  Happy Birthday, Mrs. Craig! is a narrative of how the family survived slavery, discrimination, and the difficulty of finding ways and means to cope and fend for a living.

“Mrs. Craig stands on her own as the embodiment of a special black and American experience.” –John J. O’Connor

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Year/ TRT: 1971/ 54 minutes