Prom night in Mississippi

hoopla digital

Streaming video - 2021

In 1997, Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman offered to pay for an integrated prom in his hometown of Charleston, Mississippi where proms were still separated by race. The school board refused. Eleven years later in 2008, Freeman offered again, and his offer was accepted. This documentary follows multiple individuals throughout the process of throwing an integrated prom, including Jessica, whose parents are against the integration; Chasidy, whose mother supports the integration; and Billy... Joe, who fears that his parents will disown him if they were to ever become aware of his true thoughts and feelings. As all of the eager students get ready for the prom, this documentary follows them throughout the process as well as through prom night.

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Genres
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Online Access
Instantly available on hoopla.
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Published
[United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC 2021.
Language
English
Physical Description
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 90 min.)) : sd., col
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Audience
Not rated.
Production Credits
Directed by Paul Saltzman.
Access
AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
Corporate Author
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Other Authors
Paul Saltzman (film director)