The Color of Truth
Episode 6 of 8 within Season One. Item 6 of 95 overall.
Production number 65013.
Deborah Pratt - Writer
Michael Vejar - Director
61 votes

In the life of Jesse Tyler, an aging black man, Sam must face discrimin- ation in the South while trying to prevent the death of an elderly white woman. Actions motivated by his own belief in equality cause violent reactions, as Sam tries to convince one of the pillars of the community to change her views on racism and the futility of trying to change a society for the better.

original airdate--May 3,1989                Leap Date-August 8,1955 

Place-Red Dog Alabama                      Leapee-Jessie Tyler

Songs: "Quantum Leap Theme Song" by Mike Post

  1. "We Shall Overcome" by Dean Stockwell 

Opening narration by Scott Bakula

It all started when a time travel experiment I was conducting went..."a little caca". In the blink of a cosmic clock, I went from quantum physicist to Air Force test-pilot. Which could have been fun...if I knew how to fly. Fortunately, I had help – an observer from the project named Al. Unfortunately, Al's a hologram, so all he can lend is moral support. Anyway, here I am, bouncing around in time, putting things right that once went wrong, a sort of time traveling Lone Ranger, with Al as my Tonto. And I don't even need a mask... ("Oh Boy")



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regional titles

The Color of Truth
Miss Melny et son chauffeur
Gegen den Strom
Il colore della veritư