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Prom night in Mississippi [videorecording] / HBO Documentary Films and RTM Productions ; directed & produced by Paul Saltzman ; produced by Patricia Aquino.

Prom night in Mississippi

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Madison Square DVD 323.1196 Prom (Text) 31307018969446 Movies - Non Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1422949044
  • ISBN: 9781422949047
  • ISBN: 767685168820
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Distributed by New Video Group, [2010]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Videodisc release of the 2009 film.
Special features: Conversation with the director and producer ; deleted and extended scenes ; filmmaker biography ; theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Executive producer, Sheila Nevins ; cinematography, Bongo, Don Warren, Paul Saltzman ; editor, Stephen Philipson ; music, Jack Lenz, Asher Lenz.
Summary, etc.:
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, Charleson High School had 415 students, 70% black and 30% white.
System Details Note:
DVD; Dolby 5.1 or 2.0 Dolby Digital sound.
Subject: Racism > Mississippi > Charleston.
Racism > United States.
Prejudices > United States.
Mississippi > Race relations.
United States > Race relations.
Charleston High School (Charleston, Miss.)
Genre: Documentary films.
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