Prom Night in Mississippi Trailer

Prom Night in Mississippi Trailer

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In 1997, Academy Award–winning actor Morgan Freeman offered to pay for the senior prom at Charleston High School in Mississippi under one condition: the prom had to be racially integrated. His offer was ignored. In 2008, Freeman offered again. This time the school board accepted, and history was made.

Charleston High School had its first-ever integrated prom—in 2008. Until then, blacks and whites had had separate proms even though their classrooms have been integrated for decades. Canadian filmmaker Paul Saltzman follows students, teachers, and parents in the lead-up to the big day.

In 1997, Academy Award–winning actor Morgan Freeman offered to pay for the senior prom at Charleston High School in Mississippi under one condition: the prom had to be racially integrated. His offer was ignored. In 2008, Freeman offered again. This time ...
Prom Night in Mississippi
release date:November 13, 2009
Tuesday May 11, 2010 (dvd)
genre:Documentary
running time:90 min.
director:Paul Saltzman
studio:KinoSmith
producer(s):Patricia Aquino, Paul Saltzman
screenplay:Paul Saltzman
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