The Ernest Green Story
|The Ernest Green Story|
The Ernest Green Story movie cover
|Directed by||Eric Laneuville|
|Produced by||Carol Ann Abrams
|Written by||Lawrence Roman|
|Narrated by||Ernest Green|
|Music by||Mason Daring|
|Distributed by||Buena Vista Distribution|
|Release date(s)||January 17, 1993|
|Running time||101 minutes|
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 had its world premiere at Little Rock Central High School, with an introduction by President-Elect of the United States Bill Clinton. 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".
- The original version of the movie includes gospel singer Mahalia Jackson's well-known rendition of the song, Take My Hand, Precious Lord. A subsequent version replaces the song with the hymn, It Is Well with My Soul.
- "Carol Ann Abrams dies, Producer, author was mother of J. J. Abrams". Variety Magazine. 2012-06-05. Retrieved 2012-06-06.
- Peabody Awards website Accessed February 1, 2009.
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