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Film Screening: Bright Road

Black History Month: A Hollywood View of the African-American Educational Experience

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A year before they shot to stardom in Carmen Jones, Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonté made this inspiring film about a gifted educator and a lost boy. Dandridge plays Jane Richards, a fourth-grade teacher concerned about C.T. a student whose indifference to school has even the principal calling him a backwards child. Troubles as typical as a schoolyard brawl and as tragic as a classmate's death drive C.T. further into his shell. But Jane perseveres, hoping to help her student develop. This film is not rated and 68 minutes.

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