Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored | 1996

Drama, Adaptation
Welcome to Glen Allan, Mississippi, 1946. Experience an America that remains only in the hearts and minds of those who were brought up in this small southern community. Lost in the sweat of the cotton fields and hidden ...more

Cast

... Poppa

Actor

... Ma Ponk

Actor

... Mama Pearl

Actor

... Uncle Melvin

Actor

... Miss Alice

Actor

... Mary

Actor

... Nila

Actor

... Mr Walter

Actor

... Preacher Hurn

Actor

... Cleve

Actor

... Miss Annie

Actor

... Cliff--age 10/11

Actor

Writers

Screenplay

Book as Source Material

Company

BET Pictures

Production Company

United Image Entertainment

Production Company

Synopsis

Welcome to Glen Allan, Mississippi, 1946. Experience an America that remains only in the hearts and minds of those who were brought up in this small southern community. Lost in the sweat of the cotton fields and hidden in the juke joints of muddy water blues, the people of Glen Allan nurtured and protected each other while celebrating life to the fullest. In a time when the Ku Klux Klan terrorized the streets and "White Only" were the first words learned by African American children, Clifton was encouraged by the love and kinship of the tightly-knit community to overcome the bigotry and intolerance of the South, allowing him to embark on an extraordinary journey.

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