Picks and Pans Review: A House Divided: Denmark Vesey's Rebellion

updated 02/22/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/22/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST

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In the first of four PBS films dealing with slavery in America, Yaphet (Blue Collar) Kotto stars as Denmark Vesey, the freed black carpenter who planned a Charleston slave rebellion in 1822. But neither he nor co-stars Cleavon Little and Ned Beatty can unshackle this plodding drama.


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