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The Long Walk Home Poster

ArtSmart Continuing Arts Education
Hosted by Sharon McDaniel

Feb 18, 2019 | Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse

Set in Montgomery, Alabama during the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, The Long Walk Home stars Whoopi Goldberg as Odessa Cotter, an African-American woman who works as a maid/nanny for Miriam Thompson (Sissy Spacek). When Odessa refuses to ride the bus to work, Miriam offers to drive her—causing a rift with her husband (Dwight Schultz) and others in the white community. Odessa must choose between what she believes is right or succumb to pressure from her husband and others. (1 hour, 38 minutes)

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The Long Walk Home Poster