The Learning Tree

Lists: Race Relations in America (started by WTOP), Drama

Brief Synopsis: "The story, set in Kansas during the 1920's, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager, and documents the veritable deluge of events which force him into sudden manhood. The family relationships and enmities, the fears, frustrations and ambitions of the black teenager in small-town America are explored with a strong statement about human values."

Overall Ranking: 0 (Rank from 1969: # 0)

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People Involved

  • Kyle Johnson (Newt)
  • Alex Clarke (Marcus)
  • Estelle Evans (Sarah)
  • Dana Elcar (Kirky)
  • Mira Waters (Arcella)
  • Joel Fluellen (Uncle Rob)
  • Malcolm Atterbury (Silas Newhall)
  • Richard Ward (Booker Savage)
  • Russell Thorson (Judge Cavanaugh)
  • Peggy Rea (Miss McClintock)
  • Carol Lamond (Big Mabel)
  • Kevin Hagen (Doc Tim Cravens)
  • Dub Taylor (Spikey)