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Title Prom night in Mississippi [videorecording] / HBO Documentary Films and RTM Productions ; produced in association with Canwest Broadcasting, The Movie Network, Movie Central ; directed & produced by Paul Saltzman ; produced by Patricia Aquino.
Distribution [United States] : Docurama ; distributed by New Video Group, [2009]
Description 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
digital optical stereo Dolby
video file
Call # DVD 305.896 P
System Req DVD ; Dolby 5.1 or 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo.
Note Videodisc release of the 2008 documentary.
Special features included.
Performer Featuring Morgan Freeman.
Credits Executive producer, Sheila Nevins ; cinematography, Bongo, Don Warren, Paul Saltzman ; editor, Stephen Philipson ; music, Jack Lenz, Asher Lenz.
Summary 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.
Subject Charleston High School (Charleston, Miss.)
Racism -- Mississippi -- Charleston.
Racism -- United States.
Prejudices -- United States.
High school students -- Mississippi -- Charleston.
Mississippi -- Race relations.
United States -- Race relations.
Genre Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Addl. Author Saltzman, Paul. Producer. Director.
Aquino, Patricia. Producer.
Freeman, Morgan.
Canwest Broadcasting (Firm)
Movie Network.
Movie Central (Firm)
RTM Productions.
HBO Documentary Films.
Docurama (Firm)
New Video Group.
ISBN 9781422949047 :
1422949044 :
Standard # 767685168820

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