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  • Actors: Morris Chestnut, Robert Alexander, Steven Allen, Katherine Bernhardt, Sarah Boss
  • Directors: Eric Laneuville
  • Writers: Lawrence Roman
  • Producers: Adrienne Levin, Carol Abrams, Jean Higgins
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, HiFi Sound, NTSC
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Buena Vista Home Ent
  • DVD Release Date: August 4, 1993
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6302961491
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #181,316 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Ernest Green Story [VHS]" on IMDb

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The Little Rock Nine tryed in September 1957 to implement the Supreme Court decision of Brown vs. Board of Education. What follows was nine months of chaos, hatred, and courage that would forever change those involved, especially Ernest Green, the only senior. He would eventually become Assistant Secretary of Labor to Jimmy Carter. What he learned in that time was more valuable than any other experience he had. Hear him as he narrates the story, and see the obstacles he had to overcome. This movie also takes a look at the bigotry all nine students faced, and is a testiment to some of the lowest behavior the white race has ever participated in. It is also a testiment to the theory of non-violence in practice, and how one person's fight for what is right can truly make people question and change their beliefs. Excellent performance by Morris Chestnut as Ernie, Ossie Davis and Grandfather and Gary Grubbs as Mr. Lumas, Ernie's Physics teacher and Boys Counselor at Central. Every high schooler ought to be required to see it before graduation.
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By ttbury on January 10, 2002
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Wow! What a must see for everyone during January and February with Dr. King's Birthday celebration and Black History month. I teach in a public school and show it every year. It is a powerful story of courage in the face of racial discrimination and utter hatred. The movie is a heartfelt look at what those courageous teenagers did, so that my black students and white students could go to school together peacefully. Young children do not realize the sacrifices made so that they could have equality today and this movie is an excellent look at what a mere 40 years can do to change a society, when there are people willing to stand up for what is right!
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A Kid's Review on May 26, 2003
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I researched the Little Rock Nine for a report, and this movie really puts it in perspective for you. Its an awesome movie and everyone in America should see it.
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An excellent and humbling movie. It brings to life and brings home the awfulness of the day to day struggles the Little Rock 9, and all blacks, had to go through and the courage and strength of character they faced it with. It is in a sense a sobering movie. Although it does end on a definitely triumphant note, it is not a sugar-coated "and they lived happily every after" story. I believe that every child should be required to watch this in school at least once. The history books give us facts, but it is excellent movies like this one that put names, faces, and emotions to our history and really make the story stick in your mind. The Long Walk Home is another excellent movie I recommend in this category.
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By A Customer on February 27, 2000
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I LOVED THIS MOVIE. I THINK IT SHOULD BE SHOWN TO ALL CHILDREN, SO THAT THEY CAN SEE JUST HOW FAR CIVIL RIGHTS HAS COME, AND HOW FAR IT STILL HAS TO GO. THE MOVIE BROKE MY HEART IN CERTAIN SCENES, AND MADE MY HEART SOAR IN OTHERS. AND JUST PLAIN MADE ME ANGRY IN SOME. I RECOMMEND THIS MOVIE TO ANYONE WITH HEART.
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One of the greatest movies about the civil rights time period. I show this movie in my eighth grade social studies class every year. The students love it. They are amazed at the treatment African Americans in our country had to endure. Equally important, they are amazed at how strong they were in following Dr Kings words of nonviolence. I would highly recommend this movie to students studying the civil rights movement, to families looking to spark conversation about a difficult topic, to anyone interested! This was shipped in a very timely manner and was in the condition described.
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It took me 2 years to find a copy of this movie on VHS and another 2 to finally get a copy on DVD. It has been worth every moment and every penny spent! As a high school History teacher, I use this video when we talk about the Civil Rights Movement. Since my students are the same age as the students in the movie, it really hits home for them. Invariably, they are laughing, crying, cheering, shouting, etc. as the movie progresses. One of the questions that I ask my students is, "Do you think you could have done what those students (the Little Rock Nine) did?" Their replies have been interesting and reveal a lot of self-examination taking place. I can honestly say that it's one of the best movies about the Little Rock Nine that I've ever seen; it is also the only one that was filmed entirely on the campus of Central High School in Little Rock. I visited the Historical Site this past summer and was able to take a tour inside the school - it looks just the same as it did back then! The sheer size and scope of the building is huge! The building itself is about 2 city blocks long; picture the fact that Elizabeth Eckford was dropped off at one end of the school, and the bus stop that she ends up walking to alone was at the opposite end. I can't say enough about how well done this movie is and how much of an impact it has had on my students over the past few years. So worth the money if you can find it! I know they have copies at the Visitor's Center at the Historical site!
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I've been looking for this video for a LONG time, with no success. I had really given up finding it when I stumbled across this as a recommendation. I am talking to my children now about the civil rights movement and this movie puts you right there at one of its crucial moments. My kids liked it better than the usual history documentary I sit them in front of. This is truly entertaining.
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