Prom Night in Mississippi
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Prom Night in Mississippi
While the United States Supreme Court declared that segregated schools were unconstitutional in 1954, change came slowly to Charleston, Mississippi. Once a haven for the Ku Klux Klan, Charleston maintained segregated public schools until well into the 1970's, and even then one major event in the school year was still divided along racial lines. Charleston's high school had separate Senior Proms for white and African-American students, and the annual events made news in 1997 when actor Morgan Freeman, a Charleston native, spoke out against the "separate but equal" proms and… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Mainly the film is obliged to circle around the absent centre of the conflict, the dark heart of the very issue under scrutiny. Consequently, like a skinny boy in an oversized tux, it has to pad."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Inspiring docu tackles a tough topic: racism."
‑ Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
"Despite the subject matter, Prom Night In Mississippi is surprisingly buoyant with the hope and joy of these kids."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
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