"The Mt. Union story is a part of our history that every young Black American must see. Today too much of our younger generation has lost sight of the importance of personal responsibility, the key ingredient to one’s success."

This film chronicles the life and times of the people of Mt. Union, a farming community in rural southeast Texas. Mt. Union was founded in the mid-1800s by a group of families who were bound by common blood and mutual poverty. The residents were predominantly African-American, many of them former slaves striving for greater freedom of opportunity.

The story is told through the eyes of an extended family, the Wrights and the Bookers. It is the story of strong-willed parents who taught their children the meaning of entrepreneurship, and molded a group of future leaders

It is a story of family and faith, hard work and heroes, and – ultimately – progress. It is the story of Mt. Union, Texas… a story of America’s past, and an insight into its future.


If you are interested in viewing a copy of The Long Black Line. Copies are now available on a limited basis.
 

Finalist - Boomtown Film Festival
Beaumont, TX May 17, 2008

National Preservation Conference
St. Paul, MN October 3, 2007

100 Black Men of America, Inc. - 20th Annual Conference
Atlanta, GA June 7-11, 2006

 
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