Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1996) | A Tim Reid Film
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored is a 1996 American period drama film directed by Tim Reid and the screenplay was written by Paul W. Cooper, the film is based on Clifton Taulbert’s real life and his non-fiction book Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored. - WikipediaWelcome 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. as PoppaPhylicia Rashad as Ma PonkLeon as Uncle MelvinPaula Kelly as Ma PearlSalli Richardson as Miss AliceAnna Maria Horsford as Miss AnnieBernie Casey as Mr. WalterIsaac Hayes as Preacher HurnWillie Norwood Jr. as Cliff (12 Yrs.)Karen Malina White as MaryDamon Hines as Cliff at 16Taj Mahal as Mr. WillIona Morris as Nila FontainePhill Lewis as Sammy (19 Yrs.) / NarratorPolly Bergen as Miss MaybryRichard Roundtree as CleveCrystal R. Fox as Miss DollDaphne Maxwell Reid as Miss MaxeyShared for historical purposes. I do not own the rights.#####Reelblack's mission is to educate, elevate, entertain, enlighten, and empower through Black film. If there is content shared on this platform that you feel infringes on your intellectual property, please email me at [email protected] and [email protected] with details and it will be promptly removed.