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Franklyn Seales in Trial of the Moke

Trial of the Moke

2002 NR

In 1881, Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper (Franklyn Seales), the first African-American man to graduate from West Point, went on trial for embezzlement, a crime he didn't commit. Desperate to prove his innocence, Flipper finds that he has little chance of clearing his name. Alfre Woodard, Samuel L. Jackson and Howard E. Rollins Jr. co-star in this performance of Daniel Stein's fact-based play, filmed in 1978 at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.