Prom night in Mississippi


LocationCall NumberStatusDue Date
Central - Adult DVDDVD DOCS PROMNChecked OutOctober 1, 2021


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Physical Desc
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound ; 4 3/4 in.
9781422949047, 1422949044


General Note
DVD release of the 2008 production.
General Note
Special features: deleted scenes (18 min.) ; interview with the filmmakers (22 min.) ; theatrical trailer (2 min.) ; filmmaker bio ; about Docudrama ; Docudrama trailers.
Creation/Production Credits
Executive producer, Sheila Nevins ; cinematography, Bongo, Don Warren, Paul Saltzman ; editor, Stephen Philipson ; music, Jack Lenz, Asher Lenz.
Featuring Morgan Freeman.
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.
System Details
DVD ; Dolby 5.1 or 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo.

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Prom night in Mississippi .

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Prom Night in Mississippi. [United States].

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Prom Night in Mississippi [United States].

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Prom Night in Mississippi

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