Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored
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.
Al Freeman Jr., Phylicia Rashad, Paula Kelly, Leon Robinson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Karen Malina White, Iona Morris, Bernie Casey, Isaac Hayes, Richard Roundtree, Anna Maria Horsford, Ray J, Damon Hines, Charles Earl Taylor Jr., Phill Lewis, Taj Mahal, Polly Bergen