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Once Upon a Time...When We Were Colored
(1995)

Director: Tim Reid

Key Cast: Al Freeman Jr., Phylicia Rashad, Paula Kelly, Leon, Salli Richardson, Karen Maline White, Iona Morris, Bernie Casey, Isaac Hayes, Richard Roundtree, Ann Maria Horsford

Rating: PG

Genre(s): Drama

 
 
Description


"I believe that to forget our colored past is to foget ourselves, who we are and what we've come from." wrote Clifton Taulbert in his book, "Once Upon a Time...When We Were Colored."

Turned into a film, "Once Upon a Time...When We Were Colored" is the heartwarming autobiography of Clifton Taulbert. The movie chronicles three decades of Taulbert's life starting in the segregated South of Glen Allan, Mississippi.

Instead of just focusing on the hardships of segregation, "Once Upon a Time...When We Were Colored" delves more into the strong Black community that existed at that time.

"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."

 

 
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∙  Based on the book, "Once Upon a Time…When We Were Colored" by Clifton L. Taulbert.  It is a heartwarming story about Mr. Taulbert’s life growing up in Glen Allan, Mississippi. Instead of focusing on racism, Taulbert focuses on the strong Black community that he grew up in. The book received much critical acclaim for its description of an aspect of African-American life and history that is rarely explored.

∙  This movie was the directorial debut for African-American actor and director, Tim Reid.

 
Awards

∙  Won a 1997 Acapulco Black Film Festival Award for Best Film.

∙  Nominated for two 1997 NAACP Image Awards:  Outstanding Motion Picture and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture (Phylicia Rashad)

 
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"Once Upon a Time..When We Were Colored" is based on the critically
acclaimed book of the same name by Clifton Taulbert.

Focusing more on the strength of the Black community, this movie is
a coming-of-age story about a small boy in Glen Allan, Mississippi.

 
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"Once Upon at Time..When We Were Colored" Book by Clifton Taulbert
 

 

Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored by Clifton L. Taulbert
The movie is based on this autobiographical book by Clifton L. Taulbert.

"Once Upon a Time...When We Were Colored" is Taulbert's story about
life growing up in a small town in the South during the 1940s and 1950s.
In his book, Taulbert talks about the strength of the Black community
and how everyone nurtured and protected each other.

This novel received much acclaim and was turned into a movie of the
same name.

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African-American Children's Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

African-American Children’s Books by Clifton Taulbert
Clifton L. Taulbert also has written a series of African-American children’s books.  

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Little Cliff and the Porch People
Little Cliff and the Cold Place
Little Cliff's First Day of School

 

 
   


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