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Toussaint, Lorraine 1960-

Overview
Works: 64 works in 118 publications in 2 languages and 6,824 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  Biographical films  History  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Television programs  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Lorraine Toussaint
 
Most widely held works by Lorraine Toussaint
Selma by Ava DuVernay( Visual )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and French and held by 2,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historical struggle to secure voting rights for all people. A dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1964
Fortunate son by Walter Mosley( Recording )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Mosley's novel about two boys, one ensconced in a life of privilege and the other in a life of hardship, explores the true meaning of fortune. In spite of remarkable differences, Eric and Tommy are as close as brothers. Eric, a Nordic Adonis, is graced by a seemingly endless supply of good fortune. Tommy is a lame black boy, cursed with health problems, yet he remains optimistic and strong. The two eventually confront a common enemy and, ultimately, save their lives
If These Walls Could Talk( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trilogy of stories set in the same house--with different occupants and spanning over 40 years--examines three women, the common crisis of an unexpected pregnancy, and the wrenching decision to have an abortion. In 1952, abortion is illegal. A widowed nurse deals with her unexpected pregnancy by taking drastic measures to obtain one. In 1974, a happily married woman, the mother of four children, discovers that she is pregnant again. Now she must choose between losing her lifelong dream and terminating her pregnancy. In 1996, a Catholic college student finds herself pregnant as the result of an affair with a professor. She decides on an abortion, but does not realize what it means to go through with one, while society rends itself asunder with violent protest
Middle of nowhere( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devoted wife Ruby drops out of medical school after her husband Derek receives an eight-year prison sentence, and struggles to find the courage to remain faithful and supportive as the demands of being a prison wife weigh heavily on her shoulders
NightJohn( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Sarny's brutal life as a slave on the Waller plantation becomes even more dangerous when a newly arrived slave, Nightjohn, offers to teach her how to read
This far by faith : African-American spiritual journeys( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the African-American religious experience during the last three centuries from the early African slaves, through the Civil War, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Era, and into the 21st century. Explores the struggle of African-Americans in their faith and how it became a force for social, political and cultural change in the United States
Saving Grace( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grace Hanadarko is a top-notch, hard-edged police detective who is certainly no angel, but she has one on her shoulder. She is fiercely dedicated to her job which belies her self-desctructive lifestyle. Taking on kidnappings, homicides, and the dard specter of the Oklahoma City bombing, Grace receives celestial guidance from a gruff guardian angel who may be her last chance for salvation. Meanwhile, Ham, Grace's partner and sometime lover, faces a staggering crisis that threatens his job, relationships, and his life
America's dream by Paris Barclay( Visual )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Long black song," a hard-working farmer invests what little he has in a gift for his wife, while back home, she falls for the advances of a traveling salesman. A small-town principal risks his career to defend a young boy's image of a black Christ painted for a state-wide competition in "The boy who painted Christ black." A jazz-joint piano player in "The Reunion" comes to terms with prejudices that have haunted her since childhood, when she is confronted by the source of her pain
America's dream( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Long black song," a hard-working farmer invests what little he has in a gift for his wife, while back home, she falls for the advances of a traveling salesman. A small-town principal risks his career to defend a young boy's image of a black Christ painted for a state-wide competition in "The boy who painted Christ black." A jazz-joint piano player in "The Reunion" comes to terms with prejudices that have haunted her since childhood, when she is confronted by the source of her pain
Beloved by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their eyes were watching God (ca. 113 min.): A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the mores of her small town
This far by faith : [stories from the African American religious experience] by Juan Williams( Recording )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"America's struggle, rise, and triumph from slavery to equal rights for all is a living testament to the power of deep, personal faith for Americans of all colors. The black experience in America is defined by a religious faith and the power it offered to people viewed as powerless, even less than human, until the flame of faith showed them that they were equal members of God's family. That everlasting faith in God and trust in God's justice remains central to the concept of democracy and one nation under God that all Americans value"--Container
Breaking in by Bill Forsyth( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Low-key, off-center comedy about an aging safecracker who takes on a young protégé who's got a lot to learn about life, as well as his new profession
Dangerous minds by John N Smith( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in Undetermined and English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine ehemalige Marinesoldatin kriegt einen Job als Englischlehrerin in einer heruntergekommenen Schule. Mit unkonventionellen Unterrichtsmethoden gewinnt sie das Vertrauen der Straßenkids. Doch dann folgen knüppeldick die Enttäuschungen. Eine gefährliche Gratwanderung zwischen Sozialromantik, Sozialkritik und sozialer Realität. (Margret Köhler) (...) Das Happy End ist naiv märchenhaft: Die aufsässige, wilde Ghetto-Bande überzeugt die nach vielen bösen Erfahrungen frustrierte Lehrerin, sie nicht zu verlassen, ihren Job zu behalten. Dagegen scheint Richard Brooks Film "Die Saat der Gewalt" von 1955 noch heute brisant. (Angie Dullinger, AZ, 4.1.96) (...) Der gut gemachte Film ist viel zu schön, um glaubwürdig zu sein oder auch nur zu fesseln. Seichte Unterhaltung mit Sozialtouch. (Zoom, 1/96) Der Film "Dangerous Minds", der den jungen Leuten einzuhämmern sucht, sie hätten, wenn sie nur wollten, stets die Wahl, steht in guter Kinotradition. Doch in der Reihe von Richard Brooks" "Blackboard jungle" aus den fünfziger Jahren zu Christopher Cains "Prinzipal - Einer gegen alle" und "Stand and deliver" von Ramon Menendez in den Achtzigern ist er mit Abstand der argloseste. (Hans-Dieter Seidel, FAZ, 2.1.96)
Family collector's set( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A son's promise: A Son's Promise is the touching, true story of an iron-willed Georgia boy who accepts the burden of a man on his young shoulders. Seventeen-year-old Terry O'Kelly (Rick Schroder) is fatherless, and his remaining parent, his mother, is dying. Anguished, the soon to be orphan makes a surprisingly grown-up decision: Terry promises to care for his six brothers and vows to keep the family together - no matter what. Steadfast to his word, Terry takes on the struggles of parenthood, which yields some difficult and unpleasant surprises. But when the family suffers a series of grim misfortunes, including : starvation, deprivation, and natural disaster, Terry's will is tested to the limits until he reaches his breaking point. Tempted to just walk away from it all, will Terry break his vow, or will he continue to fight against all odds and keep his family together as promised?
This far by faith. African-American spiritual journeys( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Freedom Faith" follows the Civil Rights movement in the years after World War II. Ordinary people risk their lives to challenge the sin of racism in American culture and strive to fulfill the nation's promise of "liberty and justice for all." For many, the belief that God intended all people to be equal and free sustains them in the struggle
This far by faith. African-American spiritual journeys( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"God Is a Negro" takes place after Emancipation, when minister-turned-journalist Henry McNeal Turner uses the black church to engage black people in the political realm. Denied access to the institutions of society at large, black religious communities found and maintain their own grammar schools, universities, banks, insurance companies, printing presses, nursing homes and hospitals
This far by faith. African-American spiritual journeys( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There Is a River" begins with the stories of Sojourner Truth and Denmark Vesey. Both were born into slavery, and both used the Gospel to shape their identities; however, both use their voices in very different ways, one chooses retribution and the other, engagement
This far by faith. African-American spiritual journeys( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final hour, "Rise Up and Call Their Names," chronicles a two-year interfaith, multiracial, multiethnic pilgrimage from Massachusetts to Africa -- by way of Florida and the Caribbean, undertaken to heal the wounds of slavery. But is religious belief alone enough to hold the pilgrimage together?
This far by faith. African-American spiritual journeys( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Guide My Feet" begins in the Jim Crow era, when many African-Americans migrated north. In Chicago, Thomas C. Dorsey, a pianist with blues singer Ma Rainey, melds his religious faith with his musical talent to invent what we know as gospel music. In present-day San Francisco, the Reverend Cecil Williams takes his religious faith and his compassion for all people to the streets and builds the Glide Memorial United Methodist Church congregation
This far by faith. African-American spiritual journeys( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inheritors of the Faith" plots the growth of the Nation of Islam under the leadership of Elijah Muhammad. After his death, his son, Warith, departs from his father's teachings and leads the Nation of Islam towards a more orthodox practice of Islam
 
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Alternative Names
Lorraine Toussaint actrice américaine

Lorraine Toussaint Amerikaans filmacteur

Lorraine Toussaint Amerikaans filmactrice

Lorraine Toussaint attrice statunitense

Lorraine Toussaint US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Lorraine Toussaintová americká herečka

Лоррейн Туссен американская актриса

Туссен, Лоррейн

لورين توسان ممثلة أمريكية

لورین توسان بازیگر و تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

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