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Special Edition: The Classic Black Cinema Series - Boycott

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
551 South Tryon St Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-547-3700
Free with museum admission About The Film Boycott is a 2001 American television film directed by Clark Johnson, starring Jeffrey Wright as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Terrence Howard as Ralph Abernathy. The film, based on the book Daybreak of Freedom by Stewart Burns, tells the story of the 1955-56 Montgomery Bus Boycott. It won a Peabody Award in 2001 "for refusing to allow history to slip into 'the past.'" For all the anger and frustration that drives the story behind the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott of 1955, director Clark Johnson and writers Herman Daniel Farrell III and Timothy J. Sexton address matters with a soothing calmness that has the assurance of a tight embrace. As Dr. King, Jeffrey Wright is completely in step, playing the civil rights leader with hushed zeal and an inner flame that grows into a fuel burn by film’s end. About The Classic Black Cinema Series The film series is designed as a vehicle to expose the community to the vast artistic value black film has had throughout the years. The goal is to appeal to as diverse a population as possible and further the appreciation of Black cinema.
Information & Amenities
Age Range:Adults (18+)
General Information:Hours of Operation: 2:00 PM
Location:Center City (Uptown)
Type:African-American, Art, Film & Video
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