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

Information and Film Reviews for Charlotte Forten's Mission: Experiment in Freedom the Movie

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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."

Distribution

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

Available on VHS
Running time 120 minutes.

Cast and Crew

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

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