"Neshoba: The Price of Freedom"

Friday, August 13, 2010

Filmmaker Micki Dickoff discusses her documentary “Neshoba: The Price of Freedom,” which tells the true story of the Mississippi Burning murders. She’s joined by Ben Chaney , brother of James Chaney: one of three men killed by a mob of Klansmen in Neshoba County in June 1964, at the start of the Freedom Summer of the Civil Rights movement. The film looks at both the past and present race relations in the South, and across the United States. “Neshoba: The Price of Freedom,” opens August 13 at Cinema Village.


Ben Chaney and Micki Dickoff
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Comments [3]

The Truth from Becky

The movie was very difficult for me to watch, it gave me nightmares and yet, I am certain it was not half as horrific as the actual events.

The sad part is that evil still lives in the south.

Aug. 13 2010 01:17 PM

Journalist Helps Solve Old Race Murders and the Mississippi Sovereign Commission.
Jerry Mitchell, a reporter with the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi, won a MacArthur genius grant worth $500,000. Watch this 2002 story about his work about newspapers promoting segregation.

Aug. 13 2010 12:26 PM
Sara from New York, NY

Andrew Goodman went to my high school, and every year his mother would come and talk to us about what happened that summer. It's good to know that their memories are still alive.

Aug. 13 2010 12:14 PM

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