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"Neshoba: The Price of Freedom" - Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

 

Description:

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 Movie

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 Panel

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 Eddie Moore.

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Contact:

Patricia Johnson
pjohnson@bostonbar.org

 

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