Calendar / Subject: Video

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Prom Night in Mississippi

Dinner and a Movie – Prom Night in Mississippi - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Enjoy a dinner special at the Nasher Museum Café before the free screening of Prom Night in Mississippi at 7 PM.  Cafe reservations recommended.

 

In 1997, Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman offered to pay for the senior prom at Charleston High School in Mississippi under one condition: the prom had to be racially integrated. His offer was ignored. In 2008, Freeman offered again. This time the school board accepted, and history was made.

 

Paul Saltzman, 2009, 90 min, Canada, in English, Color.