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Featured Film: Polly (1989)

The next film to be featured is Polly! Polly is a musical television movie. It originally aired in November 1989 on NBC. It is adapted from the book Pollyanna . This film was directed and choreographed by the talented Debbie Allen. It stars her legendary sister Phylicia Rashād and an adorable young Keshia Knight Pulliam. Pulliam plays the title character Polly.  Stay tuned!

Today in Black History: July 27th

July 27, 1847 After departing New York Port in 1820 the first group of freed blacks landed first in Sherbro Island in Sierra Leone and later moved on to Bushrod Island in what is today in Monrovia and established a state. By the 1847 the country declared its independence.

'Django Unchained' Wraps Filming After 130 Days

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On This Day In History : The Birth of Emmett Till

Emmett Till was born today in Chicago.

Teaser from Twelve Years a Slave

Here is a teaser (of sorts) of  Steve McQueen's  Twelve Years A Slave  film adaptation. Which is currently s hooting in New Orleans ( they started last month). It is a photo   tweeted  by co-star  Garret Dillahunt , with the words: Me and Lupita Nyong'o like to decompress at the end of the shooting day with a little mumblety-peg. Lupita plays  Patsey , a slave who is the object of both the affections and cruelty of  Master Epps  ( Michael Fassbender ). Here is a list of the film's cast (as of today) Chiwetel Ejiofor Brad Pitt Michael Fassbender Scoot McNairy Benedict Cumberbatch Paul Giamatti Paul Dano Sarah Paulson Garret Dillahunt Ruth Negga Taran Killam Adepero Oduye Alfre Woodard Lupita Nyong'o Michael K. Williams Chris Chalk Dwight Henry Looking  forward  to this film. Currently working on finishing the book . 

Nightjohn: Characters, The Review & Pictures *SPOILERS*

The Characters: Sarny Dealey John aka "Nightjohn" Outlaw Oldman                                     Egypt                                     Master Waller Jeff Waller                                         Mistress Waller The Doctor THE REVIEW  *LEAVE NOW TO AVOID THE SPOILERS* THE GOOD : All of the characters are well developed. Sarny and John's back stories are lush with detail. These details are woven into the story without it seeming heavy handed. In the opening we are shown that Sarny's mother is sold away after Sarny turns out to be a girl and not a boy, as wanted by Master Waller. Sarny hardly remembers her mother and never met her father as he was sold away before her mother was sold away. Sarny's mother sold. We find out about John in his on words through the course of natural conversation. He ran away after his wife was sold. He made it to the North but he returned South to teach any slave

Featured Film: Nightjohn

The first film I will feature on my blog is Nightjohn! Nightjohn is a television film that aired on Disney Channel. It is based on the similarly titled novel   Nightjohn.  Which is a young adult novel by Gary Paulsen which was first published in 1993. It runs at 92 minutes and takes place in the 1850's, just years before the Civil War. It was released in June of 1996. Purchase your copy of this amazing novel with the Blacks in Period Films Amazon Associates Affiliate link. If you'd like to see more stay tuned! Disclosure: This blog contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase from the links Blacks in Period Films get a commission that will help keep the blog running.