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Charlotte Forten's Mission: Experiment in Freedom

Charlotte Forten's Mission: Experiment in Freedom ★★★ Half Slave, Half Free 2 1985

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.” 120m/C VHS . Melba Moore, Mary Alice, Ned Beatty, Carla Borelli, Micki Grant, Moses Gunn, Anna Maria Horsford, Bruce McGill, Glynn Turman, Roderick Wimberly; D: Barry Crane; W: Samm-Art Williams.

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