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Freedom Road ()

directed by Ján Kadár
featuring Muhammad Ali, Ernest Dixon, Edward Herrmann, Barbara Jones, Kris Kristofferson

Muhammad Ali made his TV-movie dramatic debut in this adaptation of Howard Fast's novel Freedom Road. Though some of the names are changed, the story concerns the true-life efforts of senators Charles Sumner and Thaddeus Stevens to bring political order and racial equality to the post-Civil War South. Ali is cast as Gideon Jackson, an ex-slave who is elected to the U.S. senate during the Reconstruction Era. Interestingly enough, the character upon whom Jackson is based was depicted as the villain of D.W. Griffith's 1915 ...

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UPC: 844628011303


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