Once Upon A Time ... When We Were Colored

1996, Movie, PG, 113 mins

Once Upon A Time ... When We Were Colored
This sentimental recreation of African-American experience in the segregated South makes for passable family entertainment, but it's neither bitter nor moving enough to leave much of an impression. Born in a Mississippi cotton field to an unmarried sharecropper, young Clifton (Charles Earl "Spud" Taylor Jr.) is sent to live with his loving grandpa (Al Freeman Jr.) and later, his equally loving aunt (Phylicia Rashad). Based on Clifton Taulbert's memoirs of a 1940s boyhood, the film scores some memorable points about Jim Crow's effect on a young mind -- Clifton is taught to read in order to recognize "White Only" signs -- but it's too discursive and episodic for a fe...
Released: 1996 Rated: PG Length: 113 mins

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