Prom Night In Mississippi

Categories: Documentary, Festivals
1hr 31min | 2009
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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Topics: Morgan Freeman, Discrimination, Teenagers, Race, Black History, Beliefnet, Sundance Film Festival, Festival, Award Winning, Prom, Controversy
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Fred Sims
Fred Sims
September 23, 2014
A
Folake Ojo
Folake Ojo
February 22, 2014
B+
Alfonso Ponce
Alfonso Ponce
January 25, 2014
A+
Paul Singleton
Paul Singleton
January 13, 2014
B
Brenda Rio
Brenda Rio
January 12, 2014
A+
Beth M.
Beth M.
December 16, 2013
C
debra sparks
debra sparks
November 26, 2013
B+
Johnny DiGirolamo
Johnny DiGirolamo
November 25, 2013
C+
Jenny Media
Jenny Media
November 24, 2013
D
Badly done, not sure what purpose Freeman serves here.
W 'ModisH'
W 'ModisH'
October 31, 2013
A+