Chester Himes:  The Long Climb
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Chester Himes was born in 1909 in Jeffeerson, Missouri into a middle class academic Black family and was an internationally 

acclaimed writer, who created a violent and cynical picture of the Black experience in America by writing about his encounters with

racism.  This program is a moving portrait of a man who used his literary talents to vent his rage against an unjust society.  In 1928, when

Chester was nineteen, he was chained upside down, beaten by police until he confessed to an armed robbery, sentenced to 20 to 25 years in prison,

incarcerated in the Ohio State Penitentiary.  By the time he was paroled in 1936, he had become a nationally known writer publishing stories

in the Black American periodicals and Esquire.  Tiring of American racial injustice, Himes moved to Europe where he became famous writing crime

fiction novels that were made into major Hollywood films, bringing Himes fame and fortune.

Total Run Time:  Approximately 80 minutes


Includes 25 minutes of Bonus material.

Writer, Producer, Director & Editor - Rex B., KING OF DOCS


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Chester Himes: The Long Climb

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