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Prom Night In Mississippi (2009, original release: 2008)
(DVD)

Call Number DVD/DOCUMENTARY/PROM


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Published: [United States] : Distributed by New Video Group, c2009
Description:  1 videodisc (89 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 1422949044, 9781422949047,
Language:  English


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Videodisc release of the 2009 film

In 1997, actor Morgan Freeman, a resident of the small town of Charleston, Miss., offered to pay for the senior prom at Charleston High School under one condition: the prom must be racially integrated. His offer was ignored. In 2008 he offered again, and the offer was accepted, changing the tradition of two separate proms for blacks and whites that had endured since the high school was integrated in 1970. Shows the problems and lessons learned as the event was planned and held. With comments from Morgan Freeman, students, and others. Intended to explore attitudes of racial intolerance that still persist today. In 2008, Charleson High School had 415 students, 70% black and 30% white

DVD; Dolby 5.1 or 2.0 Dolby Digital sound

Related Searches:
Charleston High School (Charleston, Miss.)
Racism -- Mississippi -- Charleston
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Mississippi -- Race relations
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Additional Credits:
Saltzman, Paul
Aquino, Patricia
Freeman, Morgan
RTM Productions
HBO Documentary Films
New Video Group

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