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Episode Detail: Cora Unashamed - Masterpiece Theatre's American Collection

A stately adaptation of Langston Hughes' short story "Cora Unashamed" stars Regina Taylor as maid Cora Jenkins, the only African-American in the small Iowa town of Melton. Cora's proper and stern employer (Cherry Jones) is constantly bullying everyone, especially her emotionally fragile and intellectually slow daughter, Jessie. Cora's appalled, but she couldn't possibly speak out. Or could she? Jessie (age 18): Ellen Muth. Jessie (age 5): Molly Graham. Arthur: Michael Gaston.

Episodes: Masterpiece Theatre's American Collection (7)

10/5/2003: Our Town    Season 1, Episode 7
9/15/2002: Almost a Woman    Season 1, Episode 6
3/25/2002: A Death in the Family    Season 1, Episode 5
10/15/2001: The Ponder Heart    Season 1, Episode 4
5/2/2001: The Song of the Lark    Season 1, Episode 3
1/3/2001: The American    Season 1, Episode 2
10/25/2000: Cora Unashamed    Season 1, Episode 1

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Premiered: October 25, 2000, on PBS
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Premise: A dramatic anthology featuring works by American writers such as Langston Hughes, Thornton Wilder and Willa Cather; and Puerto Rican migrant Esmeralda Santiago, whose memoirs `Almost a Woman' earned the series a Peabody Award in 2003. The occasionally airing series was spun off from `Masterpiece Theatre.'

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