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Set in the 1860's South, Booker is the impassioned story of the boy who struggled through slavery to found the Tuskegee Institute. Through the eyes of nine-year-old Booker T. Washington, ... See full summary »

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Stan Lathan

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John Allman (screenplay), Charles Eric Johnson (screenplay) (as Charles Johnson) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shavar Ross ... Booker T. Washington
CCH Pounder ... Jane
Thalmus Rasulala ... Wash
James Bond III ... John
Shelley Duvall ... Laura Burroughs
Judge Reinhold ... Newt Burroughs
Doreen Lang Doreen Lang ... Eliza Burroughs
Tony Haney Tony Haney ... Monroe
Julius Harris ... Lee
Marilyn Coleman Marilyn Coleman ... Sophia
LeVar Burton ... William Davis
Fred Edmondson Fred Edmondson ... Man in crowd
Mel Stewart ... Reverend Rice
Marian Mercer ... Mrs. Ruffner
Rick Artis Rick Artis ... Patroller
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Set in the 1860's South, Booker is the impassioned story of the boy who struggled through slavery to found the Tuskegee Institute. Through the eyes of nine-year-old Booker T. Washington, viewers witness the end of the Civil War, the cruelties that endured after slavery was abolished, and the hard work that led Booker to education and true freedom. Booker is a one-hour drama based on the childhood of Booker T. Washington and his quest for education in the chaotic aftermath of the Civil War. Booker was shown nationally on PBS by the series, WONDERWORKS and subsequently on the Disney Channel, the BBC, and throughout the world. Booker continues to be broadcast and used in thousands of schools in America and abroad. The film was chosen as among the top 10 best home video release for children by Parenting Magazine and best script for a children's drama by the Writer's Guild of America. Written by Avon Kirkland

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1984 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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