“Motherless Child”

During the summer of 2017 we followed Pastor Patrinell Wright to New Orleans where she met with high school students who were rebuilding homes as volunteers for  Shirts Across America. We had the privilege of filming her heartbreaking performance of several Negro spirituals at the Whitney Plantation slavery museum. This performance of “Motherless Child” in the plantation’s old chapel really spoke to us. The figures in the church are the “Children of Whitney” ceramic sculptures by Woodrow Nash.