The Ditchdigger's Daughters is a 1997 television drama that goes inside
the struggles faced by African-Americans in an unjust white America. The
storyline follows the impact of a father's tyranny as he pushes his six
daughters to meet his ideas of perfection. The movie stars Carl Lumbly
as Donald Thornton, Dule Hill as the young Donald and Victoria Dillard
as Tass. The Ditchdigger's Daughters won the 1997 CableACE Award for
Supporting Actress in a Movie or Miniseries and received nominations for
two Young Artists Awards.