The Ernest Green Story

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The Ernest Green Story

The Ernest Green Story movie cover
Directed byEric Laneuville
Produced byCarol Ann Abrams[1]
Jean Higgins
Written byLawrence Roman
Narrated byErnest Green
StarringMorris Chestnut
Monica Calhoun
Ossie Davis
Ruby Dee
Omar Gooding
Gary Grubbs
James Harper
Tina Lifford
CCH Pounder
Music byMason Daring
Distributed byBuena Vista Distribution
Release date(s)January 17, 1993
Running time101 minutes
Country United States
LanguageEnglish
 
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The Ernest Green Story

The Ernest Green Story movie cover
Directed byEric Laneuville
Produced byCarol Ann Abrams[1]
Jean Higgins
Written byLawrence Roman
Narrated byErnest Green
StarringMorris Chestnut
Monica Calhoun
Ossie Davis
Ruby Dee
Omar Gooding
Gary Grubbs
James Harper
Tina Lifford
CCH Pounder
Music byMason Daring
Distributed byBuena Vista Distribution
Release date(s)January 17, 1993
Running time101 minutes
Country United States
LanguageEnglish

The Ernest Green Story is a made-for-television movie which follows the true story of Ernest Green (Morris Chestnut) and eight other African American high school students (dubbed the "Little Rock Nine") as they embark on their historic journey to integrate Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.

The film was developed and executive produced by Carol Ann Abrams.[1] Much of the movie was filmed on location at Central High School.

The film had its world premiere at Little Rock Central High School, with an introduction by President-Elect of the United States Bill Clinton.[1] It aired on the Disney Channel on January 17, 1993. Later that year, A.M.L. Productions and the Disney Channel received a Peabody Award for presenting "a story which reminds adults and teaches children about the courageous steps taken toward the elimination of discrimination in American society".[1][2]

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