A Crime on the Bayou


In 1966 in a swampy strip of land south of New Orleans a young Black fisherman tries to break up a fight between white and black teenagers outside a newly integrated school. He gently lays his hand on a white boy’s arm. That night police arrest him for assault on a minor…with the help of a young attorney, they bravely stand up to systemic racism in courtroom battles, including the US Supreme Court. Hate is vanquished by a powerful story of friendship that will last a lifetime. With the rise of white nationalism in the world, there is no more important story to tell today.


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