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The Siege of Vicksburg

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Online
2008
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Small Town Gay Bar

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"Deep in the heart of the "Bible Belt," homosexuals still face intolerance and adversity. Several spirited bar owners, however, have shown the courage to create places for people to call home. ... Kevin Smith, presents an intimate portrait of establishments that provide much more than an evening of entertainment."--Container.
DVD
2007; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mississippi Son [electronic resource]: A Filmmaker's Journey Home

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Tells the heartwrenching and heartwarming stories that tells the stories of the people, the culture and the future in the wake of Hurricane Karina. Filmmaker Don Wilson returns home to talk to those who lived through the hurricane.
Online
2007
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LaLee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton

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"For generations, the legacy of the cotton industry for African-Americans in the Mississippi Delta has been hardscrabble poverty and virtual illiteracy. This compelling program focuses on the family unit in crisis and the urgent need for education reform through the stories of two remarkable individuals."--Container.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Freedom Summer

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Online
2006
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The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till

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The film that helped reopen one of history's most notorious cold case civil rights murders is the result of the director's 10-year journey to uncover the truth. In August, 1955, Mamie Till-Mobley of Chicago sent her only child, Emmett Louis Till, to visit relatives in the Mississippi Delta. Little did she know that only 8 days later, Emmett would be abducted from his Great-Uncle's home, brutally beaten and murdered for one of the oldest Southern taboos : whistling at a white woman in public. It was Beauchamp's nine years of investigation, summarized in the film, that was primarily responsible for the Justice Department reopening the case.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Murder of Emmett Till

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The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black boy who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Although Till's killers were apprehended, they were quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury and proceeded to sell their story to a journalist, providing grisly details of the murder. Three months after Till's body was recovered, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began.
DVD
2004; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Tale of Two Rivers

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A tale of two rivers shows how America harnessed two of its mightiest rivers and put them to work for its citizens. The projects - the Mississippi River's system of levees and floodways and the Colorado River's Hoover Dam - constitute vastly different engineering efforts.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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The Murder of Emmett Till

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The shameful, sadistic murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black boy who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Although Till's killers were apprehended, they were quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury and proceeded to sell their story to a journalist, providing grisly details of the murder. Three months after Till's body was recovered, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began.
DVD
2003
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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The Intolerable Burden

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Documentary film of how Mae Bertha and Matthew Carter enrolled the youngest eight of their thirteen children in the public schools of Drew, Mississippi in 1965, which were all white. The Drew school board had initiated a "freedom of choice" plan to bring the district in compliance with the 1964 Civil Rights Act, but Blacks were not expected to choose all white schools.
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
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Mississippi Horizons

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A lecture by Anuradha Mathur commenting on the lower Mississippi landscape and other landscape projects.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Mississippi and the 15th Amendment

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A college student, a schoolteacher and a fellow of the National Science Foundation were all three ruled illiterate by the local circuit clerk and ineligible to vote. Filmed in 1962, this program reveals the double standards and the dangers faced by African-Americans registering to vote in Mississippi. Interviews with local officials, segregationists, lawyers, clergy and citizens on both sides of the color line expose what amounted to a tacit conspiracy to deprive certain people of their constitutional right to stand up and be counted.
VHS
2000; 1962
Ivy (By Request)
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The Battle and Siege of Vicksburg

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2000
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Mississippi: Power of Place

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Mississippi has always been known for its rich literary and musical heritage even though it also has the highest illiteracy rate of any state. It's been the home of William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, and Muddy Waters. Today, a new generation of artists is emerging from this place that some say embodies the best of American culture, despite poverty and social ills. Through the artists profiled in this film, Barry Hannah (writer), David Malone (blues musician), Lewis Nordan (writer), Donna Tartt (writer) and Morgan Freeman (actor), we see how the spirit of place inspires their creativity.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
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Southern Justice: The Murder of Medgar Evers

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The assassination of Medgar Evers is placed within the context of race relations in Mississippi at mid-century by means of archival photography, interviews with Myrlie Evers and convicted murderer Byron de la Beckwith, and reenactments of murder trial scenes.
VHS
1994; 1993
Ivy (By Request)
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Freedom on My Mind

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Documentary of the civil rights movement and the events surrounding the Mississippi Voter Registration Project of the early 1960's. Combines archival footage with contemporary interviews.
VHS
1994
Ivy (By Request)
17.

The Search for Robert Johnson

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Documentary, using the research of blues scholars Mack McCormick and Gayle Dean Wardlow, on the man many believe was the king of Mississippi Delta country blues.
DVD
1992; 1991
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Search for Robert Johnson

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This video traces the path of this private, troubled figure. Drawing on the research of blues scholars Mack McCormick and Gayle Dean Wardlow for its foundation, the soul of an elusive spirit is pieced together. Those who come to bear witness include fellow bluesmen Johnny Shines and Honeyboy Edwards, who learned their craft from Johnson; girlfriend Willie Mae Powell (who inspired "Love in vain"); and others who knew the man who folklore says sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads.
VHS
1992
Ivy (By Request)
19.

The Land Where the Blues Began

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A documentary about the music of the Mississippi Delta, considered to be the land where the blues began.
VHS
1990
Ivy (By Request)
20.

Mississippi Triangle

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Explores ethnic relations among Chinese, African Americans, and whites in the Mississippi Delta. Focuses on the little-known history of the Chinese community, using historical footage and interviews with Delta residents.
VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)