For One Night

TV Movie
Drama • 2005
A black high school student makes headlines and history when she takes a stand for integration in this film of tradition, change, and solidarity inspired by an astonishing true story…


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  • Raven Symone
  • Aisha Tyler
  • Jason Lewis
  • Joan Pringle
  • Harold Sylvester
  • Donna Duplantier
Seventeen-year-old Brianna McCallister (Raven Symone, That’s So Raven) is a bright high school senior in the small town of Mercier, Louisiana. With the end of the school year approaching, Brianna and her best friend Sela join forces to come up with a theme for the high school prom. Brianna’s leaning toward “solidarity,” her goal – to finally bring an end to generations of segregation in Mercier by actively fighting for a single integrated prom, an event now divided between blacks and whites. But Brianna’s fight is met with opposition not only from student officials but also from the majority of Mercier’s adult population and from a combative white city councilman, whose daughter is dating a black student. With her standing as class valedictorian on the line, Brianna remains unyieldingly determined as her fight to bring Mercier into the 21st century becomes more than just a local story…