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SOTS was the first movie I saw as a child.  I remember it fondly, but,
as with so many fond memories, I think its place is in the past.  I
believe that the Br'er Rabbit stories are a wonderful part of American
culture and folklore and should be taught as such, with their
connections to West African folklore evident in the teaching.  We should
use teaching materials that are appealing to our present audience,
authentic to the material being taught, and positively affirming to the
culture from which they came.  The original Song of the South does not,
in my opinion, meet any of those criteria, but other, more appropriate,
materials have been suggested and can be used.

Roberta Cole Lader, Librarian
St. Louis Catholic School
2901 Popkins Lane
Alexandria, VA 22306
(703)360-6078 (home)

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