In February 1946, after his honorable discharge, decorated African-American WWII veteran Isaac Woodard boarded a bus home to North Carolina. His request for a rest stop spurred his removal by South Carolina cops, and the subsequent beating he endured permanently cost him his sight. After state authorities refused to act, an appalled Harry Truman sought federal prosecution, and this "American Experience" offering takes a compelling look at the case and it's social repercussions. 110 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
In February 1946, after his honorable discharge, decorated African-American WWII veteran Isaac Woodard boarded a bus home to North Carolina. His request for a rest stop spurred his removal by South Carolina cops, and the subsequent beating he endured permanently cost him his sight. After state authorities refused to act, an appalled Harry Truman sought federal prosecution, and this "American Experience" offering takes a compelling look at the case and it's social repercussions. 110 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
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Rel. Date: 06/01/2021
UPC: 841887045391

American Experience: The Blinding Of Isaac Woodard
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In February 1946, after his honorable discharge, decorated African-American WWII veteran Isaac Woodard boarded a bus home to North Carolina. His request for a rest stop spurred his removal by South Carolina cops, and the subsequent beating he endured permanently cost him his sight. After state authorities refused to act, an appalled Harry Truman sought federal prosecution, and this "American Experience" offering takes a compelling look at the case and it's social repercussions. 110 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.