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…)

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Season 1, Episode 9 Some Desperate Glory

First Aired: December 10, 1991

A game of chicken turns serious for Nathan and Slocum; Lilly helps Francie (Ashlee Levitch), who's afraid she'll lay an egg singing in the church benefit. Bates: Jeff Taffett. Miss Ella: Carol Mitchell-Leon. Nathan: Jeremy London. Slocum: Peter Simmons.

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MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
MYKAL-MICHELLE HARRIS, ARICA HIMMEL, ETHAN WILLIAM CHILDRESS

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