At Leisure's Edge

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This one-hour documentary weaves together 3 narratives exploring the history of once-segregated black parks in Kentucky.

The first narrative is told from the viewpoint of a woman remembering back to her childhood summer vacations in Jim Crow Kentucky. She travels across the state on U.S. Highway 60 to Cherokee State Resort Park.

The second narrative, spoken by Alfred Wiggins, is the voice of law, history, and hard-luck. The third narrative is told by people today recreating and 'leisurizing' in 7 historic parks.

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