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American Playhouse

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One of PBS's most distinguished series, mounting superb dramas and musicals by the likes of (to name just a few) Eugene O'Neill, John Cheever, Lanford Wilson, Mark Twain, Thornton Wilder, James Baldwin and Stephen Sondheim. Perhaps the most memorable (and (more…)

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Season 4, Episode 11 Charlotte Forten's Mission

Melba Moore plays the title role in "Charlotte Forten's Mission," a docudrama about a Northern black teacher's efforts to educate liberated slaves during the Civil War. Hannibal: Moses Gunn. Joshua: Glynn Turman. Higginson: Vyto Ruginis. Hannah: Anna Marie Horsford. Pierce: Jay Patterson.