The Ernest Green Story

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In 1957, three years after the court-ordered integration of America's schools, Ernest Green (Morris Chestnut) enrolls with eight other African-American students in all-white Little Rock Central High School. The National Guard initially prevents them from entering, but soon the students begin class. Physics teacher Mr. Loomis (Gary Grubbs) is determined to prevent Ernest from passing, but with diligent study and the support of his family, Ernest perseveres.

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  • [Ernest Green's] story is told with solid craftsmanship, aided by a strong cast that includes Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee and Avery Brooks.

    September 26, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Director Eric Laneuville can stage frothing mob scenes with the best, contrasting this shrill abnormality with the sane home environments of [Ernest] Green and his fellow integrators, leaving no doubt as to who are the animals.

    September 26, 2019 | Full Review…
  • If they can get past the ugliness, children may be enlightened by the common message of [The Ernest Green Story].

    September 26, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

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