Lalee's Kin


Shocking....disturbing....I must do something.

>>By sheba   (Wednesday, 11 Dec 2002 19:37)

I just cried ...asked my God, prayed to my GOD.... why my people had to live and suffer so ...what am I suppost to do to make a change...I just cried

>>By Joi   (Wednesday, 11 Dec 2002 21:20)

I had never known I was walking through the world blind until I saw this movie. To know that the poverty showed there is happening still in the world, in so many places, makes me so uneasy living my easy life. It makes me ashamed at the things I complain about. It makes me hurt, and cry, and wonder, and search for even just one chance to solve this devastating problem.

>>By Tess   (Saturday, 8 Feb 2003 04:57)

Lalee's Kin was confirmation that "But by the grace of GOD!" go I. It confirmed for me the blessings we take for granted and
problems that seem so small compared to Lalee's. The value of an education and the ability to just simply walk into a school house door and have the opportunity to learn. It's devastating not to be able to learn and grow and see the world outside of your humble beginnings. I pray everyday for Lalee and her kin and in the process search my beginnings for a chance to give someone, anyone, a helping hand and hope others will do the same.

>>By Karen   (Monday, 10 Feb 2003 02:16)

I cried my way through this entire documentary; both blind from tears and blinded by my ignorance to the fact that such impoverished conditions do exist in a world where I wonder how I am going to afford my next cell-phone bill. I feel that I must find a way to help this woman and her family. Their images will be emblazoned on my heart and mind for a long, long time to come.

But for her constant belief in the reassurances of God, this 62 year-old heroine, Laura Lee Wallace would have long ago given up her struggles to "keep on keepin'on keepin' on". LaLee, to her familly and friends, uses her 6th grade education and the drive in her heart to fight what appear to be insurmountable odds to give her 8 living children, her 38 grans and her 15 great-grans a life better than what she has been able to create for herself. She educates all who watch "Lalee's Kin: A Legacy of Cotton" with more bravado and self-reliance than an entire city full of people who have never even heard of the Mississippi Delta and know little more about share-cropping than what George Jefferson ("The Jeffersons" TV Show) has taught us.

God Bless LaLee Wallace... a true angel of God.

>>By Laurie   (Thursday, 20 Feb 2003 04:15)

Can Anyone Tell me more about lalee and here family now?
I would love to know what thappend to them as a result of the movie, and if there is anything me and my family can do to help?

>>By JC   (Monday, 24 Feb 2003 21:09)

I was not shocked by this movie. That type of poverty is rampant in the Delta area of Mississippi. But yet, most of America is either shielded from it or turns a blind eye to the situation. I actually tried to look this family up anywhere on the Internet, but I couldn't find a thing. If anyone has any information on this family, please send a note to my email address. My family is willing to help.

>>By   (Monday, 17 Mar 2003 18:28)

What a hero and Inspiration Lalee is to a family that needs exactly that. Her persevearance is remarkable and her love unwavering. She provides such a wonderful role model to these children in the face of such adversity. I was touched at her gratitude for what she received and the strides that she undertook in order to give her children and grandchildren something that she never had. She shows her steadfast love for education and urges her grandchildren to break the cycle that has plagued her generation and the generations previous. What a Triumph.

>>By D. Katie Clark   (Tuesday, 15 Apr 2003 14:13)

I was just fascinated and disturbed by what was still going on in Mississippi deep in the Delta parts, Being born and raised in Mississippi , I just could not believe what I seen ;however, not doubting it at all because oit is a poor state and way far behind. The school systems need much improvement in more areas than others , but all do need improvement. I felt LaLee's hurt ; however she continued to go inspite of every circumstance. Sometimes if we look deep enough in our own country we can find people that need help instead of going to another country. I just want to say God Bless you Ms. LaLee and kin.

>>By blackpearl   (Friday, 25 Apr 2003 00:57)

Has there been any improvement in Lalee's situation since HBO aired the documentary? What can I do to help?

>>By Elaine   (Monday, 19 May 2003 02:29)

shocking that in the USA such poverty exists, We as AMERICANS need to stop allowing money to get sent overseas and DEMAN help for the Delta!

>>By Michele   (Wednesday, 4 Jun 2003 19:00)

Lets all make calls to legislature and government!

>>By Rome   (Wednesday, 4 Jun 2003 19:01)

make sure you see this powerful documentary, Its must see TV for all,We need to make changes and we need to start now

>>By Denise wilcox   (Wednesday, 4 Jun 2003 19:05)

Dont wait to help get on the phone and ask why this is happening in the wealthiest country,I cried thru the whole thing and now im madder than hell

>>By Lois K.   (Wednesday, 4 Jun 2003 19:07)

Im still wondering how we let Americans slip thru the cracks like this, Seeing the poor children suffer and not have food in America makes me sick, Where is the aid?Anyone who thinks this is not real needs to grwo a conscience,I am saddened by the whole thing,

>>By   (Saturday, 14 Jun 2003 20:06)

I guess from now on i'll count my blessings. Ms. Lalee is a woman of faith, the same as the many African Queens around this country. I pray that God will soon free us from this terrible cycle.

>>By Janet   (Friday, 4 Jul 2003 04:27)

Ms. Lalee was wonderful she trust and believe in God ...but how do she just suffer the way she do and the children and grandchildrens grow old and start the generation of rearing children over and over again.

>>By Lisa   (Monday, 7 Jul 2003 19:18)

perhaps we should talk about birth control to people who cant afford to have so many children and also talk about how we need to stop helping & sending money foreign countries, FEED THE CHILDREN in the USA first

>>By AnnmarieL @   (Friday, 11 Jul 2003 01:22)

Lalee is doing very well now, with thanks to the public, A friend of mine from MS has informed me she has moved has water a car electricity and enough school supplies for 50 kids! WAY TO GO USA

>>By Michele   (Friday, 11 Jul 2003 01:26)

My heart goes out to Ms. Wallace and her family. Does anyone have any updates on this family since it originally aired? Is it at all possible to get in contact with this family to help out in any way? I have surfed the web for many hours trying to contact the school in the video, but no luck. I would really truly like to help if I can.

>>By toocie   (Monday, 6 Dec 2004 02:01)

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