RLJ Entertainment’s Urban Movie Channel (UMC) is kicking off Black History Month with the premiere of several special films and programs. First, there was the Underground Railroad drama, The North Star, which was based on true events from the lives of two escaped slaves and premiered last week. The film chronicles the journey of Benjamin “Big Ben” Jones (played by Jeremiah Trotter, formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles) and Moses Hopkins (played by Thomas C. Bartley Jr.), who escaped from a Virginia plantation and made their way to freedom in Buckingham, Pennsylvania, in 1849. The film also stars Lynn Whitfield, Clifton Powell, and Keith David.
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