Slaves (1969)

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Story of an heroic, Christian black man who in 1850 is sold by his master, a liberal horse-breeder, in order to save the few remaining slaves on the owner's farm. He is bought by an intelligent but brutal plantation owner. After an unsuccessful attempt to escape, the slave chooses to fight and die for his cause rather than accept his master's bribe of freedom and turn on his brethren.

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