Charlotte Forten's Mission: Experiment in Freedom

Charlotte Forten's Mission: Experiment in Freedom
Type TV Special
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 2hr
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Melba Moore Actor Charlotte Forten 1 1000001
Mary Alice Actor Blind Lilly 1 1000002
Ned Beatty Actor Reverend Mansfield French 1 1000003
Carla Borelli Actor Laura Towne 1 1000004
Micki Grant Actor Lena 1 1000005
Moses Gunn Actor Hannibal 1 1000006
Anna Horsford Actor Hannah 1 1000007
Bruce McGill Actor Edward Philbrick 1 1000008
Jay Patterson Actor Edward Pierce 1 1000009
Vyto Ruginis Actor Higginson 1 1000010
Glynn Turman Actor Joshua 1 1000011
Rodrick Wimberly Actor Jacob 1 1000012
Barry Crane Director n/a 2 2000001
Shep Morgan Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Lindsay Law Executive Producer ("American Playhouse") 174 3000002
Yanna Brandt Producer n/a 3 3000003
Preston Holmes Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Samm-Art Williams Writer n/a 120782 4000001
William Hauptmann Writer (dialogue) dialogue 120952 4000002
Preston Holmes Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Robert Toplin Project Director n/a 121048 5000002
Joseph Wilcots Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
John Carter Editor n/a 172 7000001
Peter Link Music n/a 120781 8000001
Carl Copeland Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Pat Golden Casting n/a 179 10000001
David Davis Executive executive director("American Playhouse") 120806 11000001
Miranda Barry Development Executive program development director("American Playhouse") 120807 11000002
Robert Toplin Consultant historical consultant 120784 12000001
Nathan Huggins Consultant historical consultant 120784 12000002
Paul Simmons Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
Juan Rodriguez Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Charlotte Forten Other from journal 120795 26000001
Ariane Brandt Other pianist 120795 26000002
At the beginning of the Civil War, Union gunboats sailed into Port Royal Sound, on the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia. White plantation owners fled, and the 10,000 blacks who lived there, almost all of whom were slaves, were freed in the first test of President Abraham Lincoln's dream of emancipation. Charlotte Forten, a 21-year-old educated black woman, helped the freed slaves to begin to build a new society. That experience forms the plot of this drama, based on Charlotte Forten's journals, which was telecast on "American Playhouse."