Once Upon A Time... When We Were Colored Poster

Release Date: December 4th, 1995

DVD Release Date: January 12th, 1999

PG|1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary
It's 1946 in Mississippi, and young Cliff (Charles Earl Taylor Jr.), living under the care of great-grandfather Poppa (Al Freeman Jr.) and great-grandmother Ma Pearl (Paula Kelly), is starting to notice the world around him. But it isn't a pretty one for blacks in the South, and over the span of 16 years, Cliff gets introduced to segregation and sadness. But hope finally arises when his close-knit community bands together to fight for civil rights in a nonviolent way.

Cast: Al Freeman Jr., Paula Kelly, Phylicia Rashad, Polly Bergen, Richard Roundtree, Charles Earl Taylor Jr., Ray J. Norwood, Damon Hines

Director: Tim Reid

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Engaging, Moving, Friend, Transformation, 1940s, Growing up, School, Quest, Small town, 1960s, 1950s