Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored (1996)




Director:    Tim Reid.

Starring:    Al Freeman Jr. (Poppa), Phylicia Rashad (Ma Ponk), Leon (Uncle Melvin), Paula Kelly (Ma Pearl), Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Miss Alice), Anna Maria Horsford (Miss Annie), Bernie Casey (Mr. Walter), Isaac Hayes (Preacher Hurn), Ray J (Cliff , 12 Yrs.), Karen Malina White (Mary), Damon Hines (Cliff at 16), Iona Morris (Nila Fontaine), Phill Lewis (Sammy, 19 Yrs.) / Narrator), Taj Mahal (Mr. Will), Polly Bergen (Miss Maybry).

The segregated South, around 1946, surviving in spite of all the indignities and suffering.



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