PHILADELPHIA, MISSISSIPPI

PHILADELPHIA, MISSISSIPPI

    Price: $265.00

    Code: 1315
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Garth Stein
    1994, 60 minutes
    Purchase: $265 Classroom Rental: $125


    A contemporary portrait of the small southern town where, in June 1964, three young civil rights workers were murdered for registering blacks to vote. In the thirty years since, Philadelphia, Mississippi has retained its infamous reputation as a racist backwater. Every year, on the anniversary of the murders, national news media converge on Philadelphia in an attempt to learn whether race relations have changed in the American South. Interviews with Philadelphia residents, both black and white, reveal a town full of complexity, with many of their responses unexpectedly challenging viewers to examine their own racial attitudes.

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    "...an excellent tool to either start or supplement discussion about civil rights, race, and recent Southern history."-School Library Journal
    **1/2 "...a useful contemporary civil rights update for public and academic libraries."-- Video Librarian