A 25-year-old woman was found raped and suffocated in a boarding house for "colored women" in 1939. Written off as a prostitute murdered by a john, Sadie's death made her daughter ashamed of her heritage. After her mother's death, the granddaughter asks Detective Rush to find the truth. Few contemporaries survive, and the crucial DNA evidence must be obtained from Sadie's exhumed body's fingernails.
Did You Know?
Sadie Douglas was raped and murdered on August 11, 1939. See more
When the milkman drops the milk every bottle shatters. When he walks away you can see three bottles on their side intact. When Blanche walks toward them they are shattered. When she leans down you see three milk bottles and one cream fully intact standing upright with spilled milk on the steps. See more
Stars Fell On Alabama
Music by Frank Perkins
and lyrics by Mitchell Parish
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald
and Louis Armstrong See more