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Big John, The Fruit-Skid Prophet, circa 1976

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Big John, The Fruit-Skid Prophet, produced by Elizabeth Strickling,is an interview with John Gilbert Collins, a"Fruit-Skid," or aman who spends some time as aworker picking fruitandsome time living in the impoverished area Skid Row. Collins isa self-proclaimed preacher and discusses his personal beliefs regarding life, faith, and his life of observation, circa 1975. (Portions of this description were derived from the original NFCB Program Service Catalog.)

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