Huck Finn

William Lundigan’s CLIMAX! opened its second season in September 1955 with this easily available adaptation of Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” At a mere 50 minutes, this poverty stricken TV version would hold little entertainment value for today’s youngsters, shot in black and white, with the mighty Mississippi represented by a stagnant studio tank.To appease censors of the time, the African-American slave Jim, who is such an important character in the original novel, is completely omitted from this adaptation, along with all mention of the slavery issue, and Injun Joe, who dies in “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and does not appear at all in the novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, appears in this adaptation.

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Part 1 – Vermont Carribean Institute

Introduction by Marisha Kazeniac (Executive Director). Marisha has more than 20 years’ experience as an educator and administrator in the field of international education and intercultural learning. In 2005, she founded Vermont Institute on Cuba (VIC), developing humanitarian and educational exchanges connecting Vermont and the people of Cuba.Several years later, the Institute extended its resources to community-building programs in the Dominican Republic and became Vermont Institute on the Caribbean, which recently was renamed Vermont Caribbean Institute. Marisha’s work in promoting sustainable development emphasizes local capacity-building and leadership development, environmental stewardship, and an appreciation of place….more to come

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