The Good Negro

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May 1 – June 6, 2010 In the Albert
Approximate running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Before there was change, there was Birmingham. When Claudette Sullivan is beaten and arrested for taking her little girl into the “whites only” restroom at a department store, she finds herself at the heart of the 1960s American civil rights movement. Tensions build in the increasingly hostile South as a trio of emerging black leaders attempts to conquer their individual demons amid death threats from the Ku Klux Klan and wire taps by the FBI. Through personal and intimate stories inspired by the political upheavals of the era, The Good Negro reveals the human frailties behind the historic headlines.

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    Claudette (Nambi E. Kelley) struggles to free herself from a police officer (John Hoogenakker) after her daughter has been taken away.

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    James (Billy Eugene Jones) is shown preaching to his congregation during the midst of the Civil Rights Movement.

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    Claudette (Nambi E. Kelley) struggles with the reality of segregation.

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    Pelzie (Tory O. Davis) reflects on the consequences of his involvement with the movement.

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    Corrine (Karen Aldridge) tries to be strong for her husband while battling with his weaknesses.

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    Rutherford (Demetrios Troy) becomes frustrated with his fellow leaders.

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    Henry (Teagle F. Bouegre) rouses his congregation during a heated sermon.

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    (r to l) Rowe (Dan Waller) is interrogated by FBI agents Steve (Mick Weber) and Paul (John Hoogenakker)

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    Henry (Teagle F. Bougere) tries to comfort James (Billy Eugene Jones) as he comes face to face with his inner demons.

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    FBI agents Steve (Mick Weber) and Paul (John Hoogenakker) listen in to private conversations between the leaders of the movement.

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    Corrine (Karen Aldridge) and James (Billy Eugene Jones) share a tender moment amongst the chaos of segregation.

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    Claudette (Nambi E. Kelley) and Pelzie (Tory O. Davis) face the reality of raising a child during the onset of the Civil Rights Movement.

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    (l to r) Rutherford (Demetrios Troy), James (Billy Eugene Jones) and Henry (Teagle F. Bougere) rouse congregants to join them for a non-violent march.

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    (l to r) Rutherford (Demetrios Troy), Claudette (Karen Aldridge), James (Billy Eugene Jones) and Henry (Teagle F. Bougere) pay a visit to Pelzie (Tory O. Davis) and Claudette (Nambi E. Kelley).

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