Please join the BBA's Civil Rights & Civil Liberties
Section for a screening of the award-winning documentary film "Neshoba: The Price of Freedom
," with a panel discussion
to follow. Refreshments will be served.
The film, which is 87 minutes in length, tells the story of Neshoba County,
Mississippi 40 years after the 1964 murders of civil rights workers James
Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, an event dramatized in the film
Mississippi Burning. The murderers were not held accountable until 2005,
when the Mississippi AG indicted preacher Edgar Ray Killen, a then 80-year old
racist and mastermind of the murders. The film contains exclusive
interviews with Killen, the victims’ families, and black and white citizens of
Neshoba County still struggling with their town’s past, and explores concepts of
justice, truth and reconciliation.
The film will be followed by a terrific panel that
includes Micki Dickoff, the film maker; FBI Supervisory Special Agent Cynthia M.
Deitle, who had led the FBI’s Civil Rights Program Cold Case Initiative
investigating 110 unsolved civil rights era homicides; and Professor
Margaret A. Burnham from Northeastern University School of Law, whose
Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project won a landmark settlement last year
against Franklin County, Mississippi, where law enforcement officials had
allegedly assisted Klansmen in the kidnap and torture of Henry Dee and Charles