The Least Among You

Synopsis: Inspired by a true story about a black college graduate forced to serve probation after the 1965 Watts riots at an all-white seminary that wants black followers not leaders. Encouraged by the seminary president, Alan Beckett, to break the color line while Prof. Kate Allison, the former missionary, remains skeptical and aloof, Richard Kelly nears the breaking point when he meets Samuel, an elderly ex-alcoholic janitor who lives in the basement of his dormitory. As Samuel guides Richard through the trials of racism and the personal life haunts him, he undergoes a transformation that forces him to choose between his dreams and his destiny.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): Mark Young
Production: Lionsgate Films
  2 nominations.
98 min

I didn't come here

expecting to be anyone's champion.

You came here to be a pastor.

-Yes, that's right.

-Martin Luther King started as a pastor.

You think he ever expected

to turn a nation on its head?

-Probably not.

-So, are you up for the job?

What am I supposed to do?

Make A's. Graduate work here is tough.

Set an example.

-I can do that.


More importantly,

because we're a Christian seminary,

this reform must start on a ground level,

not by me forcing it down people's throats.

You help me with this, Richard,

and I will help you in every way possible.



I marched in Mississippi too,

so I know what lies ahead of us.

I will be your silent advocate

behind the scenes.

Thank you.

That was my son.

A boy. Strong-minded.

Anyway, welcome.

Hey, I'm Fred. You must be Richard.

-How'd you know?

-That administrative girl asked.

She sort of described you.

I said, "Shoot, I don't care,

as long as nobody steals nothing."

Fred Leak. Dallas, Texas.

-Fred Leak?

-Yeah, yeah, I know.

Peter Leak, Take a Leak. Heard it all.

So you must be first semester too, huh?

Put all the rookies on the same floor.

You know, goes with camaraderie and all.

Let me help you with that.

Hey, that girl didn't ask me

if I minded rooming with a Texas cracker.

Maybe you ought to call her.

I'm just joking.

-Camaraderie and all.


In these turbuIent times,

the Church is desperate for Ieaders.

Scripture says,

"My peopIe perish for Iack of vision. "

You may be wondering,

"Do I have that vision?

"Am I truly called to this ministry?"

I can't answer this.

But what I can do

is create an optimal environment

to inspire your hearts and your minds.

To this end, I am pleased to announce

the beginning of construction

on our $10 million media complex,

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