The Marva Collins Story (1981)

The Marva Collins Story


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When the story of the real-life Marva Collins was nationally telecast on 60 Minutes in 1979, residents of Chicago had been intimately familiar with the accomplishments of Ms. Collins for at least four years. After 14 years of teaching in Chicago's dead-end public school system, Marva used $5000 of her retirement money to open her own school. In 1975 she established Westside Preparatory School--in her own West Side home, with a student body of six. There was no nonsense and no frills in Collins' … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Clifford Campion
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On DVD: Jan 15, 2008


as Eric Collins

as Marva Collins

as Clarence Collins

as Martin Luther Jones

as Cindy Collins

as Lela Boland

as Patrick Collins

as Ida Banbower

as Cynthia Rawls

as Narrator

as Eddie Banbower

as Chester Boland
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