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Deacons for Defense

Deacons for Defense

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Sunday, February 16, 2003 N/A
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  • Season: 2002-2003
  • Network: Showtime
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: Black Story, True Story, Historical Piece, Period Piece
  • Based On: Deacons for Defense written by Michael D├ĽAntonio
  • Misc.: Based On Book/Play

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the book by Michael D'Antonio. In 1960s Bogalusa, Louisiana a group of black men, tired of being passive and participating in ''sit -ins'', arm themselves with heavy artillery and organize their neighbors to fight against the Ku Klux Klan. This black militia group soon becomes a focal point in the civil rights movement.


Production Company:

  • Robert Rehme Prods.
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