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Deacons for Defense (TV Movie 2003) Full Movie

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  2. Vote:7.1 Total view of movie 2887

  3. Quality:DVD

  4. Category: Drama

  5. Starring:Forest Whitaker, Chris Britton, Jonathan Silverman, Ossie Davis

  6. Director:Bill Duke

Storyline: The words "Black Power" bring back memories of names like Stokely Carmichael, H. Rap Brown, and Eldridge Cleaver, but in Bogalusa, LA a group of harassed AfroAmericans had decided theyd had enough and took up arms to defend themselves and force the white power structure to listen to them. This took place during "Freedom Summer", 1964, right after the Civil Rights Act had become law. Fact based movie stars Forest Whitaker and Ossie Davis, the former as the founder of the Deacons of Defense and Justice (DDJ) and the latter as a peaceful minister trying to prevent the unavoidable violence that will follow. The story revolves around the whitecontrolled factory which provides 70% of the towns income and employees 40% of its people. Segregation is still clinging on within the factory, with blacks denied the supervisory positions and forced into separate lunchrooms, bathrooms, and drinking fountains. The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) has its strongest power in this area and, as the DDJ gets armed ...