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A boy unfolds the history behind an old woman's mental disability

Date: Early 2000s.

It was aired on the Hallmark Channel.

A young boy either lives with his aunt or visits her for the summer. There is another woman living with her, who seems mentally disabled, she probably doesn't talk. She draws a lot.

The accepted story about her is that she nearly drowned in a lake and sustained brain damage.

But It turns out that a guy (close to the family or a family member) held her underwater because she accidentally (?) witnessed how he killed her boyfriend via hanging or burning.

The murder had a racial motive, the boyfriend was black and the guy was probably a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

After he is exposed he tries to kill her, there is a chase segment at the end of the movie that takes place in a town fair.

An unrelated piece of information is that the boy borrowed his aunt's bicycle and other boys mocked him for riding a woman's bike.

If you Google the plot, you might end up finding somebody else's question about this movie from 2017:
asked Apr 5, 2020 in Name That Movie by lavina (811 points)

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Stolen Memories: Secrets from the Rose Garden

I should have searched a minute This one I actually had to search through around 300 titles with plot word boy in imdb. I am tired now. :)
answered Apr 6, 2020 by VHS_Lives (11,088 points)
selected Apr 6, 2020 by lavina
You've found it by only using the plot word "boy" on IMDb?
The questioner has been looking for it since 2016 so you have probably passed numerous Google-fu master corpses (including mine) along the way to the solution. Brilliant find!
That is how I found it for sure. I did make sure to only do an advanced search through tv movies and specials. I knew this wasn't a regular film from the hallmark refrence... glad I got it right.