, Paul Winfield
, Kevin Hooks
, Carmen Mathews
, Taj Mahal, James Best
, Sylvia Kuumba Williams, Al Bankston, Myrl Sharkey, Inez Durham, Eric Hooks, Yvonne Jarrell, Teddy Airhart, Richard Durham, Wendell Brumfield
The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. After some weeks or months, the wife and mother, Rebecca Morgan, sends the oldest son, who is about 11 years old, to visit his father at the camp. The journey becomes something of an odyssey for the boy. During the journey, he stays a little while with a dedicated Black schoolteacher.