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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story (1987)






























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Dorian Harewood stars as real-life Texas engineer Lenell Geter, who in 1982 was accused of armed robbery. Beyond the fact that both he and the suspect are African-American, Geter looks nothing at all like the actual robber; still, he is identified as the culprit in a police lineup. Despite the testimony of six character witnesses, all of whom were with Geter at the time of the robbery, he is sentenced to life imprisonment. He very likely would have remained in prison had not the CBS investigative series 60 Minutes told Geter's story to millions of viewers. 

The Marva Collins Story (1981)

































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Cicely Tyson and Morgan Freeman star in the true story of Marva Collins, a talented and determined teacher who leaves Chicago's public school system to open her own school.With no funding, in a poor neighborhood, teaching children that the school system has labeled "unteachable," Collins should fail. But refusing to accept failure--from herself or her studends--Collins succeeds, and her students excel in this moving drama, The Marva Collins Story.Edward Asner introduces the film and summarizes Mrs. Collins' stunning achievements with underprivilged children in the Chicago.

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