This collection consists of films and videotapes about African American and southern culture. The material in the collection reflect William Ferris' activities with a number of institutions and prominent individuals. His teaching career has taken Ferris to Jackson State University, Yale University, the University of Mississippi, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His other professional activities include service at the Center for Southern Folklore, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Center for the Study of the American South, and as chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He also served as a consultant for such films as "The Color Purple" and "Crossroads."
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