Prom Night in Mississippi

Monday, 7:30 PM, Zelda Theater in the Depot

In 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the integration of segregated schools in America, including their events. In 1970 the town of Charleston, Mississippi, finally allowed black students into their one high school. White parents refused to integrate the school Graduation Dance, starting a tradition of separate, parent-organized White Proms and Black Proms. In 2008, it changed. “Prom Night in Mississippi” follows the disturbing, surprising, and hope filled steps to the first integrated prom at Charleston High School.

This is the second in the series of three “Free Movie Mondays” offered by the Duluth Art Institute. Tour the exhibit “National Geographic Greatest Portraits” for free from 6:30 to 7:30 then join everyone in the Depot’s Zelda Theater for a movie that provides a portrait of racism in our country today.

4 Comments

Shannon

about 10 years ago

Is this showing on Monday, JUNE 7? Thanks.

Annie

about 10 years ago

Monday, June 7th! thanks for making me clarify.

Sweetpea

about 10 years ago

If this is the one I'm thinking of (with Morgan Freeman) it's really good and totally worth seeing.

Annie

about 10 years ago

It IS the one with Morgan Freeman and unfortunately it's a documentary (unfortunate because it is sad to realize that in 2008 we could still be having the "separate but equal" mentality).
Hope to see you at 7:30 tonight (6:30 if you want to see the National Geographic exhibit first).

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