I'll Fly Away

A subtle, quiet gem about race relations in the South during the late 1950s, revolving around a prosecutor, his family and their black housekeeper, who's gradually becoming aware of the civil-rights movement. Amply praised but low-rated, the series lasted less than two seasons on NBC, but PBS later aired a two-hour movie finale that wrapped up story lin (more…)

Season 1, Episode 8 Coming Home

First Aired: November 26, 1991

Thanksgiving brings home family---and conflict---when Gwen's visit knocks the stuffing out of the Bedfords; and Lilly's brother (Wendell Pierce) returns from the North. Gwen: Deborah Hedwall. Inez: Michelle B. Cooper. Lilly: Regina Taylor.

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  • Premiered: October 7, 1991
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: A subtle, quiet gem about race relations in the South during the late 1950s, revolving around a prosecutor, his family and their black housekeeper, who's gradually becoming aware of the civil-rights movement. Amply praised but low-rated, the series lasted… (more)

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