Levar Burton, Shelly Duvall, and CCH Pounder star in this biopic tracing the life of Booker T. Washington, a former slave who discovered that the road to freedom is paved by education. A slave in his youth, Washington longed for the day he would become literate. When the Civil War ended and Washington was freed, he labored in a salt furnace to ...
Levar Burton, Shelly Duvall, and CCH Pounder star in this biopic tracing the life of Booker T. Washington, a former slave who discovered that the road to freedom is paved by education. A slave in his youth, Washington longed for the day he would become literate. When the Civil War ended and Washington was freed, he labored in a salt furnace to support his family. Years later, after learning to read and write, the men who came into this world as a slave finally discovered what it means to be free. Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Shelley Duvall, Shavar Ross. Good. 2009 Run time: 60. Connecting viewers with great movies since 1972. All used discs are inspected and guaranteed. Used discs may not include digital content. Customer service is our top priority!
LeVar Burton, Shelley Duvall, CCH Pounder, Judge Reinhold, Shavar Ross. Very good in good packaging. Language: English. Run time: 60 mins. Originally released: 1983. crease to side of sleeve, light wear to sleeve, tape looks good, UPC is 796323185134, not rated on box but says it is for families. Also has a parent's guide for family discussion. Date on box is 1983, box is same as one shown.
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Booker portrays the boyhood story of Booker T. Washington. The movie begins in 1865 at the very end of the Civil War. Booker is eager to attend school but laws prevent him from doing so. After being freed by the Union army, Booker sees his chance to attend school. However, his step-father needs Booker to earn money and work in a salt furnace. Eventually, Booker is able to both attend school and work. The challenges facing the newly-freed slaves and their desire to learn how to read and write are the major themes in the movie. I use this video with my eighth grade students during my Civil War and Reconstruction unit and have found it to be an effective teaching tool. Moreover, Booker adequately depicts the transition from slavery to freedom and the significance and value of education.