Deacons for Defense (2003)

Inspired by a true story, this drama is set in 1965, not long after passage of the Civil Rights Act. Despite the Act, the African-American citizens of Bogalusa are still treated like third-class citizens, their fundamental rights as human beings persistently trampled by the white power structure, in general, and the local branch of the KKK. The story follows the formation of local black men, particularly ex-war veterans who after the struggles become too overbearing organizes the group, "Deacons for defense", an all-black defense group dedicated to patrolling the black section of town and protecting its residents from the more violent aspects of "white backlash."

Directing:
  • Bill Duke

Writing:
  • Frank Military
  • Richard Wesley

Stars:
Release Date: 2003-01-01
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 95
Jonathan Silverman
Jonathan Silv...
Michael Deane
Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitak...
Marcus
Christopher Britton
Christopher B...
William Chase
Ossie Davis
Ossie Davis
Reverend 'Rev' Gregory
Tyrone Benskin
Tyrone Benski...
Archie
Mpho Koaho
Mpho Koaho
Bailey
Melanie Nicholls-King
Melanie Nicho...
Rose Clay
Adam Weiner
Adam Weiner
Charles Hillibrand
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