Cinema: Black Man's Burden

THE EDUCATION OF SONNY CARSON

Directed by MICHAEL CAMPUS Screenplay by FRED HUDSON and MICHAEL CAMPUS

You get a faceful of social outrage in the very first scene. A bunch of young kids sit on a stage, squirming in the summer heat as some starchy board of education types present them with scholastic awards. One old caricature, decked out in clothes more appropriate to a stroll on a widow's walk, extols an essay written by young Sonny Carson. She tells the audience all about how wonderful it is that this young Negro boy has raised...

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