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1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
Marva Collins (Cicely Tyson) is a Chicago schoolteacher who strives to do her best to educate her students. However, she grows frustrated by the boundaries imposed on her methods by a failing public school system. Confronted by stubborn colleagues and a reproachful principal, Collins boldly decides to go it alone. Using her own funds, she creates the prep school for inner-city students that she feels they deserve. This moving biopic is based on a true story.

Cast: Cicely Tyson , Morgan Freeman , Roderick Wimberly ,

Director: Peter Levin

Genres: Docudrama

The Marva Collins Story (1981)

Release Date: January 1st, 1981|1 hr. 40 min.

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