Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is a 1978 American television film directed by Jack Smight and starring Claudia McNeil, Janet MacLachlan and Morgan Freeman. It is based on Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winning 1976 novel of the same name. The film was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards.
Set in 1933 Mississippi, this TV pilot film focuses on the Logans, a closely knit, fiercely independent African American family. In Part One, the Logans spearhead a boycott against a bigoted merchant. In part two, Mary Logan is fired from her teaching job for detailing the history of slavery to her students.