The Marva Collins Story

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This film tells the real-life story of Marva Collins. After 14 years of teaching in Chicago's dead-end public school system, Collins used her retirement money to open her own school. Collins utilized pragmatism and common sense in her efforts to teach the "incorrigibles" she'd inherited from Chicago's antediluvian school system.

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Cast

Cicely Tyson
as Marva Collins
Morgan Freeman
as Clarence Collins
Roderick Wimberly
as Martin Luther Jones
Mashaune Hardy
as Cindy Collins
Marsha Warfield
as Lela Boland
Samuel Muhammad Jr.
as Eric Collins
Brett Bouldin
as Patrick Collins
Frankie Hill
as Ida Banbower
Dianne Kirksey
as Cynthia Rawls
Edward Asner
as Narrator
Duke Thorbs
as Eddie Banbower
Jimmie F. Skaggs
as Chester Boland
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