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Prom Night In Mississippi

Prom Night In Mississippi
1:31:00 | 2009

Categories: Documentary, Festivals

In 1970, the town of Charleston, Mississippi, allowed black students into their white high school, but refused to integrate the senior prom. Twenty-seven years later, Charleston resident and Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman offered to finance the prom—under the condition it be integrated. His offer was ignored. In 2008, Freeman made the offer again. This time the school board accepted, and history was made. PROM NIGHT IN MISSISSIPPI traces the tumultuous events leading up to Charleston's first integrated prom through intimate conversations with students, families, faculty members and Freeman himself. As the film unfolds, we delve deeply into the heated race issues that tear apart this tiny community, and realize that this troubling segregation has less to do with the students than their parents.

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phyllis stlawrence
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March 16, 2015
A
Patricia Hartmannsgruber
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January 25, 2015
A
What a likeable group of students! I would like to know what happened since the 2008 prom.
george littlejohn
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January 27, 2015
A
littlejohn A
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January 23, 2015
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Nancy Petrone
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January 21, 2015
A
جعفر علي
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January 21, 2015
Fred Sims
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September 23, 2014
A
Folake Ojo
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February 22, 2014
B+
Alfonso Ponce
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January 25, 2014
A+
Paul Singleton
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January 13, 2014
B
Brenda Rio
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January 12, 2014
A+
Beth M.
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December 16, 2013
C
debra sparks
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November 26, 2013
B+
Johnny DiGirolamo
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November 25, 2013
C+
Jenny Media
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November 24, 2013
D
Badly done, not sure what purpose Freeman serves here.
W 'ModisH'
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October 31, 2013
A+
Craig Browning
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October 31, 2013
The aspect of the South an race, the "Dirty little secret" is that many White plantation owners used there Female slaves as concubines and conceived children with them (the term "Motherfucker" was coined by Blacks as a reaction to this situation). That being said people often are attracted to other. Oddly enough during the 1930s both Blacks and Whits most often listen to Swing music. After WWII R&B and later Rap became Black, Rock and Country are White so there is more covert segregation based on musical tastes. In my case as a person of mostly European ancestry who developed an interest in Jazz (and by extension Blues, R&B, Gospel) I have more in common at least musically with the Black Community (at least people in my generation and older). As someone on the Autistic Spectrum, I don't deal with people socially, outside of activities. I don't do relationships well, but my endeavors at perusing relationships with women have as often as not been with women of color.
Courtney Porter
October 7, 2013
A
Daryan Green
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October 2, 2013
B
T Ozzy
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September 29, 2013
A+
Ana Lena Ramirez
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September 20, 2013
A-
Mike Guzman
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September 6, 2013
C+
Tony Kortas
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September 5, 2013
B
Diane P
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August 29, 2013
A
frank roberts
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August 29, 2013
A well done documentary. Mississippi, of course, has had the reputation of being a - or -- the most backward state. This film shows progress being made thanks, for the most part, to the young people, especially the 'gutsier' group that take a stand against their parents 1920s beliefs. The ending of racism, in its entirety, will come when the parents of those kids hit old age, then - expire. I live in a small Southern town where integration has been a fact of life, and mixed couples are fairly commonplace. One good friend has two daughters, both of whom were married to abusive whites. Both have had black husbands who treat them beautifully and, yes, children are involved. This movie should prove an embarrassment to that Mississippi town. Finally, kudos to Morgan Freeman for his stand and the action he took.
jose s. apoñgol
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August 28, 2013
B
crystal thorne
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August 28, 2013
A
1: I love Morgan Freeman as a very intelligent man and a wonderful actor since I was a child! he is right about about racial issues that are still in our society today and somebody does have to start somewhere to fix it and i am glad he felt the need to step up to the plate and do something to make such a powerful difference
Mustafa Fierro
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August 28, 2013
A
aliafshar
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August 27, 2013
C
Tim O'Neill
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August 21, 2013
B+
Brooke Guffey
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August 20, 2013
A