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

Publication Info. [New York] : Distributed by New Video Group, 2009.


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 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  DVD 323.11 PRO    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Media Room  DVD 323.11 PRO    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction DVD  DVD 305.8 PROM    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD 323.11 P94    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Balcony  AV DVD 323.1196 P965P    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 89 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD; Dolby 5.1 or 2.0 Dolby Digital sound.
Credits Executive producer, Sheila Nevins ; cinematography, Bongo, Don Warren, Paul Saltzman ; editor, Stephen Philipson ; music, Jack Lenz, Asher Lenz.
Note Videodisc release of the 2008 film.
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, Charleson High School had 415 students, 70% black and 30% white.
Audience Not rated.
Language English dialogue.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Racism -- Mississippi -- Charleston.
Racism -- United States.
Prejudices -- United States.
Mississippi -- Race relations.
United States -- Race relations.
Charleston High School (Charleston, Miss.)
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Added Author Saltzman, Paul.
Aquino, Patricia.
Freeman, Morgan.
HBO Documentary Films.
New Video Group.
ISBN 1422949044
Standard No. 767685168820
Music No. NNVG168820 New Video Group
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