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Mama Flora's Family: A Novel
Mama Flora's Family is a novel by Alex Haley. The story begins with Flora, a daughter of poor black sharecroppers at her home in Mississippi. She vowed to find a better world for her children. Even if she had to make it herself. It is a sweeping epic of contemporary history that weaves an unforgettable story of one family, three generations, and their search for the American dream.
Mama Flora's Family
This three-hour miniseries is based on author Alex Haley's epic story, which was finished by co-author David Stevens after Haley's death in 1992. Covering the 1920s – 1970s, the story centers on Mama Flora, the matriarch of a large black family who is determined to keep her brood together and close to their God during rapidly changing and tempestuous times.
After losing her husband, Flora boldly heads north to make a fresh start. There she and her children are soon caught up in the struggles of the Great Depression, two devastating world wars and the chaos of the Civil Rights and Black Panther movements. On their generations-long quest for justice and identity in modern America, the only constant is Flora's unconditional love—a love that binds her beloved family with the one bond that can never be broken.
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Mama Flora's Family • Reviews
"This movie was very touching from start to finish. It is not as powerful as Roots of course but then again what movie is? It's a generational story of a woman named Flora who survives the remnants of slavery to the 21st century. She was consider stubborn as a mule and I think that stubbornness is what made her the heartbeat of the family. Flora had the respect of her family and community. I know that slavery is a heavy stain on American History but it is American History. To understand it you have to see both sides of the story. You don't have to be an African American to enjoy this movie. It is an American story of love, hatred, sacrifice and hope. Mama Flora's Family is a definite must see." - Sunrise, Florida.
"I have viewed many movies. Mama Flora's Family is truly one of the best I've seen in a long time. The movie displayed emotions that seem to have been forgotten in most families. Flora had a mission and set out to put her family where they needed to be no matter the cost. The Writer had to have been deeply inspired to write sure a epic movie. Thank You for presenting such a classic for good CLEAN Family Viewing." - Marion, Michigan.
"I must have cried or come close watching this movie about a dozen times. This is a great movie about a strong lady who has survived so many upheavals in her life as a poor black woman who never loses her sense of self worth or the importance of integrity. Cicely Tyson is wonderful as always, and Erika Alexander has the ability to act well without saying a word as the young Flora. It takes a great actress to speak with her eyes the way Alexander did!" - Buzzards Bay, Massachusets.
"I saw the network premiere of this movie a few years ago, and I feel deeply in love with it. The movie was so real, and it seemed nobody was actually acting, that's when a movie is real good. Cicely Tyson delivered a academy performance as always, and Queen Latifah was just as good. Other than set it off this is her best role yet." - Westland, Michigan.
"This movie was well written and the acting was superb. I have never seen Blair Underwood in such a role and he was great. A good look into family life of black Americans. Cicely Tyson is particular about movies that she makes and they are usually very good. This one is no different. Queen Latifah has developed the same reputation. She has not disappointed me yet in a film." - Garfield, New Jersey.
"I must admit I found this piece of work to be a great tribute to Alex Haley and my hat goes off to Cicely Tyson who still has the great ability to make us feel. I must say that Queen Latifah (Dana Owens) is such a talent (Whew!!) I also thought that Hill Harper, Blair Underwood, Leland L. Jones and of course the rest of the cast were well picked. Much success to all the cast and crew especially to Director Peter Werner III for seeing the vision and making it come to life before our eyes." - Hollywood California.