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Charlotte Forten's Mission: Experiment in Freedom ()

directed by Barry Crane
featuring Melba Moore, Mary Alice, Ned Beatty, Carla Borelli, Micki Grant

The full title of this made-for-TV film is Charlotte Forten's Mission: Experiment in Freedom. But don't be put off by this 21-gun cognomen -- the film is a simple, austere tale of a pioneer African-American educator. Melba Moore plays Charlotte Forten, a northern black woman who heads to Port Royal, SC, in the midst of the Civil War. Charlotte intends to educate the newly freed slaves in this Union-held community. Her mission is complicated by a self-serving abolitionist (Bruce McGill) and the fact that the slaves mistrust ...

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Charlotte Forten's Mission: Experiment in Freedom
1998,

UPC: 012233489033

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