THE WORK OF 50 MEN tells the story of Eli Whitney’s invention of the cotton gin in 1794. Whitney was an American inventor and his invention helped shape the economy of the South, and had a huge impact on the slave trade.
Directed by Gregory Lehane. Written by Lynne Kuemmel. Produced by Shirley J. Saldamarco. Production design by Cletus R. Anderson. Principal cast: Andrew Gehling (as Eli Whitney), Laurie Klatscher (Mrs. Green), Ashley-Nicole Sherman (Alaeda), Demetrius Gross (Joseph), Don Wadsworth (Phineas Miller).