PG | | Drama, Romance
A narrator tells the story of his childhood years in a tightly knit Afro-American community in the deep south under racial segregation.
Isaac Hayes (Preacher Hurn) and Richard Roundtree (Uncle Cleve) were both noted for their work on the "Shaft" films; Roundtree portraying the titular character and Hayes writing and recording the infamous theme song. The song included the popular catch phrase "Shut yo' mouth!" Hayes used this name line in character when Melvin was exclaiming to the older group of gentlemen all the benefits of living up North, he stated that Colored men even drive buses. I disbelief, Preacher Hurn interjected "Shut yo' mouth!"
Everyone clung to the idea that if you worked hard, you get a piece of the American dream.
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