In pre-Civil War New Orleans, Vanessa Williams portrays the African American daughter of a plantation owner. This inspiring true story of heroism and love illuminates the extraordinary life of Henriette Dalille, the first African-American saint. PG-13 Director: Kari Skogland 2000 Stars: Vanessa Williams, Gil Bellows, Karen Williams

Henriette Delille, a free woman of color, was born in 1813 into one of New Orleans‘ most prominent families. Her family assumed she would follow her mother and sister’s path and become a mistress for a wealthy white man. However, Henriette had different plans for her life.

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