Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Documentary of Interest: Prom Night in Mississippi

For those of you interested in documentaries on race, I would like to suggest Morgan Freeman's documentary "Prom Night in Mississippi". Mr. Freeman along with Paul Saltzman worked together to document a small town's high school prom. The thing that makes this year's prom unique is the fact that Mr Freeman volunteered to pay for it if the school agreed to hold a prom for both the white and black students to attend. Previously, both white and black students attended proms separately. Its interesting to see that it is the parents and not the students who seem to have the biggest issue with the racially integrated prom.

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