Charlotte Forten's Mission: Experiment in Freedom Movie Review 1985

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Fact-based story, set during the Civil War. A wealthy, educated black woman, determined to prove to President Lincoln that blacks are equal to whites, journeys to a remote island off the coast of Georgia. There she teaches freed slaves to read and write. Part of the "American Playhouse" series on PBS. Preceded by "Solomon Northrup's Odyssey."


Xenon Entertainment, 1440 9th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401, Phone: (310)451-5510, Toll-free: 800-829-1913, Fax: (310)395-4058, URL:

Available on VHS
Running time 120 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Civil War, True Stories, African America
Samm-Art Williams
Melba Moore, Mary Alice, Ned Beatty, Carla Borelli, Micki Grant, Moses Gunn, Anna Maria Horsford, Bruce McGill, Glynn Turman, Roderick Wimberly
Barry Crane
American Playhouse

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