"Black Indians: An American Story", narrated by James Earl Jones with music by the Neville Brothers, brings to light a forgotten part of America's past - the cultural and racial fusion of Native and African Americans. Many notable Black Indians include Crispus Attucks, Frederick Douglas, Langston Hughes, Tina Turner, Jesse Jackson, and, of course, James Earl Jones, a member of the Cherokee Honor Society. From the Atlantic Seaboard to the Western Plains, family memories and historical highlights reveal the indelible mark of this unique ancestry, and its continuing influence throughout the generations.
This film features many interviews of living, breathing Black Indians who share their personal thoughts, feelings, and outlook. As Gabrielle West (White Mountain Apache/Cree) said: "I did feel in between:" This production has won a CINE Golden Eagle Ward, an Aurora Gold Award, and an OMNI Intermedia Award.
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