Elijah Pierce Sermons in Wood (1980)

About the Film

An interview with Elijah Pierce in his barbershop on Long Street in Columbus. He talks about his work and his life and he shows how his carvings express his experiences and beliefs. Shows Elijah Pierce telling the stories behind his carvings including his own near-lynching, his father’s tales of slavery, his religious conversion, and some of the Bible stories that have influenced him.


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