Nightjohn (1996)

Sarny (Allison Jones) is born into slavery and separated from her mother at an early age. She's raised by Dealey (Lorraine Toussaint), who promises early on that "nuthin' too bad" will happen to her young charge. Clel… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 3, 2005
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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Powerful and soul-stirring drama set on a nineteenth century Southern plantation.

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Cynthia S.
Wonderful movie that brought to light the truths of why keeping slaves illiterate was so important to slave owners. Very touching story...chock full of some… More