Antwone Fisher was born in prison in Cleveland, Ohio to Eva Mae Fisher, which was only seventeen years old. Antwone never got a chance to meet his father who was shot and killed by a former girlfriend two months before he was born. Within a few weeks after Antwone’s birth, he was assigned to an African American foster mother by the name of Mrs. Tate (played by Novella Nelson) who mentally, physically, and sexually abused him for fourteen years until he had enough and got into a fight with Mrs. Tate and left. Mrs. Tate also had two other foster children, Dwight and Keith who Antwone became close friends with.
At the age of 17, Fisher was expelled from his foster home. Fisher was then placed in a reform school in Pennsylvania. Since he would turn eighteen before the end of his senior year he passed all of his required courses and got to graduate a year early. After graduating Fisher’s plans were to save up enough money to go to art school but he ended up working for a... [continues]
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