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The Color of Courage (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  10 February 1999 (USA)
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Based on the landmark civil rights case Sipes vs. McGhee, The Color of Courage chronicles the friendship between a white woman and a black woman whose family, the McGhees, has moved into a ... See full summary »

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Anna Sipes
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Minnie McGhee
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Benjamin Sipes
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Mac McGhee
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Philip Renfrew
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Dorothy Renfrew
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Reggie McGhee
Shan Elliot ...
Orsel McGhee
Tegan Moss ...
Maggie Sipes
Kevin McNulty ...
Thompson
Paul Jarrett ...
Stanford
Dee Jay Jackson ...
Fred
Bill Dow ...
Winchell
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Carol
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Audrey
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Based on the landmark civil rights case Sipes vs. McGhee, The Color of Courage chronicles the friendship between a white woman and a black woman whose family, the McGhees, has moved into a previously all-white neighborhood. A McGhee granddaughter, Kathleen McGhee-Anderson, wrote the script. Written by Julie Chapman

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A Fascinating Look At The Fight Against Segregation
20 November 2000 | by (Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

If you're looking for an action-packed, riot in the streets fight against segregation type of movie, this is not the movie you want. However, if you want realism, and a gripping account of the personal struggle to overcome years of inbred racism, take a look at this movie. The working class (and white) Sipes family have worked their way up in the world and acquired a home in the right kind of neighbourhood, only to have their peace disturbed when a black family (the McGhees) moves in next door. The Sipes struggle. On the one hand, they want to welcome the new neighbours; on the other they are very much aware that the neighbourhood doesn't want the McGhees, and the Sipes end up as front men for a lawsuit to evict them. The story of how they resolve this dilemma makes for interesting viewing, made even more interesting by the fact that it is a true story. It's well worth an hour and a half.


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