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Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts

Season 15 Episode 1503 | 56m 46s

Born into slavery in 1853, Bill Traylor spent most of his life working the land in rural Alabama. He began drawing and painting in his later years, often with found materials. This film, by Jeffrey Wolf and Daphne McWilliams, is a compelling narrative about a man who, despite the hardships of legalized racism, produced a body of work exhibited in today’s leading museums and collections worldwide.

Aired: 04/30/23 | Expires: 04/30/26
Funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
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