Once Upon a Time…When We Were Colored
- Directed By: Tim Reid
- 115 Minutes
- Saturday, January 19, 2013 3:00 p.m.
In a tightly connected black community in Mississippi in the
1940s, people live and depend on each other and roots run
deep. One American family must come to terms with the risks
it is willing to take to fight racism in the segregated South.
The film is an adaptation of Clifton L. Taulbert’s autobiography
in which a young Taulbert recounts his life, beginning with his
birth in a cotton field. In the moments before the American
civil rights movement, the narrator shares an epic American
saga of struggle, strength, and destiny. Special thanks to BET
Entertainment. (HD Cam presentation)
This screening is part of the 2013
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day
Celebration at Indiana University.
Sponsors include the Office of the
Vice President for Diversity, Equity,
and Multicultural Affairs, Black Film
Center/Archive, Neal-Marshall Black
Culture Center and IU Cinema.