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Booker (1984)

TV Movie | 54 min | Biography, Drama, Family

Set in the 1860's South, Booker is the impassioned story of the boy who struggled through slavery to found the Tuskegee Institute. Through the eyes of nine-year-old Booker T. Washington, viewers witness the end of the Civil War, the ...See moreSet in the 1860's South, Booker is the impassioned story of the boy who struggled through slavery to found the Tuskegee Institute. Through the eyes of nine-year-old Booker T. Washington, viewers witness the end of the Civil War, the cruelties that endured after slavery was abolished, and the hard work that led Booker to education and true freedom. Booker is a one-hour drama based on the childhood of Booker T. Washington and his quest for education in the chaotic aftermath of the Civil War. Booker was shown nationally on PBS by the series, WONDERWORKS and subsequently on the Disney Channel, the BBC, and throughout the world. Booker continues to be broadcast and used in thousands of schools in America and abroad. The film was chosen as among the top 10 best home video release for children by Parenting Magazine and best script for a children's drama by the Writer's Guild of America. Written by Avon Kirkland See less
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John Allman (screenplay) | Charles Eric Johnson (screenplay) (as Charles Johnson) (story) (as Charles Johnson) | Avon Kirkland (story)
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Oct 1, 1984 (United States)

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Shavar Ross
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Shelley Duvall
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Judge Reinhold
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Doreen Lang
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LeVar Burton
William Davis William Davis   See fewer
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Fred Edmondson
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Mel Stewart
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Marian Mercer
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Mick Olsen
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Jim Clapp
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Paul Cox
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Leon Litwack
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7.3 / 10 | 37 votes