Crisis at Central High Poster

Release Date: 1981

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary
Unassuming yet determined teacher Elizabeth Huckaby (Joanne Woodward) is caught in the middle of one of America's defining moments in the 20th century -- the racial integration of schools. Arkansas' Central High is the venue, and Huckaby and her allies must fight mounting anger and racism to allow several black students to matriculate and lead normal student lives. This film depicts that entire fateful school year, which required military intervention to guarantee the students' safety.

Cast: Joanne Woodward, Charles Durning, Henderson Forsythe

Director: Lamont Johnson

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: Underdog, Inspiring, Sacrifice, Spirited, 1950s, Soldier, Emotional, Growing up, Friend, Tense


Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie