Freedom Song

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Freedom Song is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. It tells the story of the struggle of African Americans to register to vote in the fictional town of Quinlan. In the midst of the Freedom... read more

Freedom Song is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. It tells the story of the struggle of African Americans to register to vote in the fictional town of Quinlan. In the midst of the Freedom Summer, a group of high school students in the small town are eager to make grassroots changes in their own community. The young activists meet resistance not only from white southerners, but from their parents, who have experienced firsthand the violence that can result from speaking out. As high school students band together with the support of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, they make strides in registering African-American voters and gaining awareness for their cause.

Original Release

02/27/2000

Cast

Danny Glover Will Walker
Glynn Turman T-Bone Lanier
Stan Shaw Archie Mullen
Vondie Curtis-Hall Daniel Wall
Loretta Devine Evelyn Walker
Michael Jai White Coleman Vaughnes
David Strathairn Peter Crowley
John Beasley Jonah Summer
Jason Weaver Isaac Hawkins
Marcello Thedford Tyrone Franklin
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Phil Alden Robinson

Writers

Phil Alden Robinson, Stanley Weiser

Cast

Danny Glover Will Walker
Glynn Turman T-Bone Lanier
Stan Shaw Archie Mullen
Vondie Curtis-Hall Daniel Wall
Loretta Devine Evelyn Walker
Michael Jai White Coleman Vaughnes
David Strathairn Peter Crowley
John Beasley Jonah Summer
Jason Weaver Isaac Hawkins
Marcello Thedford Tyrone Franklin
Don Henderson Baker Buddy Stone
Donna Biscoe Mrs. Summer
Peter Bonner Briggs Bus Station Arresting Officer
Patti Briscoe Miz Golson
Randal Brown Registrar of Voters
Al Butler U.S. Marshal
Jerry Campbell Angry Farmer
Joe Cobb Jr. Racist Cop
David J. Dennis Jr. Arrested Student
Erika N. Dennis Arrested Student

Producers

Sean Daniel Executive Producer
Danny Glover Executive Producer
Carolyn McDonald Executive Producer
Phil Alden Robinson Executive Producer
Amanda DiGiulio Producer

Editors

Maysie Hoy

2000 Emmy Outstanding Music and Lyrics Nominated
2000 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
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