Based on the memoir by Eva Rutland, When We Were Colored: A Mother's Story tells the story of a black family that moves to Sacramento in 1952.
What is it like to be the first black family in an all-white neighborhood? Or the only little "colored" girl in your third grade class? And what do you say when your daughter calls you an "Uncle Tom?" It's a poignant story of and ordinary black family living through extraordinary times in Sacramento and America.