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Independent Lens Episode: "A Place of Our Own"

Season 5, Episode 15
Episode Synopsis: “A Place of Our Own,” filmmaker Stanley Nelson's reflections on life for well-to-do blacks---including his own family---on the vacation retreat Martha's Vineyard. Nelson recalls his childhood summers (in clips and interviews) with nostalgia and pride. The Vineyard town Oak Bluffs was a place where “you could let your guard down,” as one vacationer puts it. But Nelson's father (who's interviewed througout the hour) never could: The racism he endured as a child scarred him for life and tore apart his family.
Original Air Date: Feb 17, 2004

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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