Oil and Water

I saw this tonight:

Artistic Fraud's Oil and Water (photo from http://www.artisticfraud.com)

In a word, fantastic.

It’s the story of Lanier Phillips, an American Naval Private who was rescued, along with 45 others, from his ship, the USS Truxton, in 1942 when it ran aground during a winter storm. Phillips was brought to shore at St. Lawrence on the Burin Peninsula. It was the first time some people of St. Lawrence ever laid eyes on a black man, and to this day Phillips credits the kindness of his rescuers for changing his life. Remember, it was 1942. Segregation and racism didn’t subside south of the border until decades later (and I’m sure, to an extent, it remains. North and south of the border).

What a show.


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