The mission of The Department of Afro-American Research Arts and Culture is to identify the global significance of the creative contributions pioneered by an international diaspora of Afro-Americans.

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970)


A gloomy vision of the possibility of decent relations between whites and blacks anywhere, including the South. Undertaker L.B. Jones, the richest black man in his county of Tennessee, is divorcing his wife for infidelity with a white policeman. Taking a stand against racism, he is greeted with a hostile bunch of Southern bigots and other various stereotypes. Written by Sterling Silliphant ("In the Heat of the Night"). Director William Wyler's final film. 


Anonymous said...

I love this movie. My wife was so angry when I showed it to her, which I understand, but I really enjoyed its subtleties.

Anonymous said...

I watch this movie with my 62 yr old aunt and 92yr old grandmother

Anonymous said...

Great movie well acted. One of the better so called "Blaxploitation" films.

Visit the Museum of Black Cult Cinema for additional information and digital media.