This adaptation of Toni Morrison’s novel depicts the harrowing psychological impact of slavery. Set years after emancipation, Oprah Winfrey portrays Sethe, a former slave now living a peaceful life in rural Ohio. The horrors of her past are seen through chilling flashbacks, casting light on the tragic events that led to the haunting of her idyllic home.
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Public programs are made possible, in part, by major gifts from the Annenberg Foundation, Ann and Jerry Moss, and Mimi and Werner Wolfen. Additional support is provided by Laura Donnelley, Bronya and Andrew Galef, Erika Glazer, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee. Hammer Lectures are supported, in part, by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.