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Prom Night in Mississippi
In 1970, the town of Charleston, Mississippi, allowed black students into their white high school, but refused to integrate the senior prom. Twenty-seven years later, Charleston resident Morgan Freeman offered to finance the prom - under the condition it be integrated. His offer was ignored. In 2008, Freeman made the offer again. This time the school board accepted, and history was made. PROM NIGHT IN MISSISSIPPI traces the tumultuous events leading up to Charleston's first integrated prom through intimate conversations with students, families, faculty members and Freeman himself. As the film unfolds, we delve deeply into the heated race issues that tear apart this tiny community, and realize that this troubling segregation has less to do with the students than their parents. Ultimately, PROM NIGHT IN MISSISSIPPI captures a big moment in a small town, where hope finally blossoms in black, white and a whole lot of taffeta.
Documentary
90 min
2009
NR
New Video
English
VUDU Community
4.0
Cast & Crew
 
Paul Saltzman
Paul Saltzman
Director
Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
Actor
Chasidy Buckley
Chasidy Buckley
Actor
Jessica Shivers
Jessica Shivers
Actor
Bucky Smith
Bucky Smith
Actor
Patricia Aquino
Patricia Aquino
Producer