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2.

This Property Is Condemned

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A young woman in a small Mississippi town in the 1930s falls in love with a railroad worker who was sent to their town to lay off the men working on the railroad.
DVD
2017; 1966
Clemons (Stacks)
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Free State of Jones

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The story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy.
DVD
2016
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Spies of Mississippi

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Enter the chilling world of anti-civil rights espionage. The film reveals in shocking detail the state of Mississippi's effort to undermine the civil rights movement using a vast network of spies. Their identities will be shocking. Whites and Blacks spied for Old Dixie. And the Sovereignty Commission would stop at nothing, even murder, to retain the 'Mississippi way of life.'
DVD
2014; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Spies of Mississippi [electronic resource]

In the spring of 1964, the civil rights community is gearing up for "Mississippi Freedom Summer," during which hundreds, if not thousands, of mostly white student activists from the North will link up with mostly black freedom workers to accomplish what the Mississippi power structure fears the most: registering black people to vote. For the segregationists, Freedom Summer is nothing less than a declaration of war. The state responds by swearing in hundreds of new deputies, stockpiling tear gas and riot gear, and preparing the jails for an influx of summer "guests." But the most powerful men in the state have another weapon to fight integration. They have quietly created a secret, state-funded spy agency, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, answering directly to the Governo [...]
Online
2014; 2013
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Fighting Back 1957-1962 [electronic resource]

States' rights loyalists and federal authorities collide in the 1957 battle to integrate Little Rock's Central High School, and again in James Meredith's 1962 challenge to segregation at the University of Mississippi. Both times, a Southern governor squares off with a U.S. president, violence erupts-and integration is carried out.
Online
2014; 1994
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Mississippi-Is This America? 1963-1964 [electronic resource]

Mississippi's grass-roots civil rights movement becomes an American concern when college students travel south to help register black voters and three activists are murdered. The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party challenges the regular Mississippi delegation at the Democratic Convention in Atlantic City.
Online
2014; 1994
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Freedom Summer

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In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over ten memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation's most segregated states, even in the face of intimidation, physical violence, and death.
DVD
2014; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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As I Lay Dying

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Tells the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's mission to honor her desire to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Inside the New KKK [electronic resource]

Granted rare access to the Mississippi White Nights of the KKK-the klavern notorious for its involvement in what has come to be known as the Mississippi Burning case-this ABC News program reports on the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan, whose membership has been rising. Nightline's Cynthia McFadden and her camera crew are welcomed by Grand Dragon Steven Howard, who, at a site deep in the woods, presides over a white supremacist barbecue, some pistol practice, and, after nightfall, the ritual lighting of a 16-foot cross. In addition, the Grand Dragon expounds his controversial views on racial segregation and the means for achieving it. "Howard says he's allowed us to come here to show us the new Klan is neither hate-filled nor violent," says McFadden, "yet what we heard and saw during o [...]
Online
2012
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Dignity Harbor [electronic resource]

Dignity Harbor chronicles a group of homeless people living in an encampment along the Mississippi River in downtown St. Louis. In the shadow of the Arch, several makeshift communities - Hopeville, Sparta, and Dignity Harbor - are erected when work begins to fill the tunnels under Tucker Boulevard, displacing many homeless. In Dignity Harbor, the self-appointed mayor promises a safe environment - women are especially to be welcomed - and the residents work cooperatively to cut wood and build rudimentary shelters. But conflicts inevitably arise, tempers occasionally flare, and everyone struggles to survive the harsh St. Louis winter. Although the utopian dream finally dies for good when the city bulldozes the shantytowns, not all is lost, with several of the residents moving to more p [...]
Online
2012
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The Help

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In 1960s Mississippi, Skeeter, a southern society girl, returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives, and a small Mississippi town, upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up, to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community.
DVD
2011
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Intruder in the Dust

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In a small Mississippi town, only a young boy and an old woman stand between an innocent black man and a lynch mob.
DVD
2011; 1949
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Neshoba: The Price of Freedom

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Neshoba: the price of freedom tells the story of a Mississippi town still divided about the meaning of justice, 40 years after the murders of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, an event dramatized in the Oscar-winning film Mississippi Burning. Although Klansmen bragged about what they did in 1964, no one was held accountable until 2005, when the State indicted preacher Edgar Ray Killen, an 80-year-old notorious racist and mastermind of the murders. Through exclusive interviews with Killen, intimate interviews with the victims' families, and candid interviews with black and white Neshoba county citizens still struggling with their town's violent past, the film explores whether the prosecution of one unrepentant Klansman constitutes justice and w [...]
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Prom Night in Mississippi

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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, Charleston High School had 415 students, 70% black and 30% white.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ballast

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In the cold winter light of the Mississippi Delta, three lonely people stumble under the weight of a shared tragedy. Lawrence is paralyzed with grief after the suicide of his twin brother. Twelve-year-old James drifts into the perilous orbit of local teenagers while his single mother, Marlee, is too exhausted from her menial job to interpret the clues. Sudden violence forces mother and son to flee their home and they alight on Lawrence's property. This safe harbor rekindles the fury of a bitter, longstanding conflict.
DVD
2009; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Prince Among Slaves

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In 1788, a slave ship sailed from the Gambia River, its hold laden with a profitable but highly perishable cargo - hundreds of men, women and children bound in chains. Eight months later, a handful of survivors found themselves for sale in Natchez, Mississippi. One of them, a 26-year-old named Abdul Rahman, made an astonishing claim: he was a prince of an African kingdom larger and more developed than the newly formed United States. This is the true story of an African prince who endured the humiliation of slavery without every losing his dignity or hope of freedom.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Siege of Vicksburg

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Online
2008
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M for Mississippi: A Road Trip Through the Birthplace of the Blues

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In the spring of 2008, blues producers Roger Solle and Jeff Konkel piled into Stolle's white Dodge conversion van with filmmaker Damien Blaylock and co-producer Kari Jones. Recording engineer Bill Abel followed in his weathered Volvo station wagon packed with recording equipment. Over the next week, the tiny caravan traversed the state of Mississippi visiting some of the state's most fascinating blues figures while the camera rolled. The resulting film shines a long-overdue spotlight on these men, their music and the land from which the blues sprang.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)