Free State of Jones Movie Guide
“Newton Knight, a poor white farmer who led an extraordinary rebellion during the Civil War. With a company of like-minded white men in southeast Mississippi, he did what many Southerners now regard as unthinkable. He waged guerrilla war against the Confederacy and declared loyalty to the Union. In the spring of 1864, the Knight Company overthrew the Confederate authorities in Jones County and raised the United States flag over the county courthouse in Ellisville. The county was known as the Free State of Jones, and some say it actually seceded from the Confederacy.” From http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/true-story-free-state-jones-180958111/#qS1BSVgCWc1sJ9vH.99)
This video guide includes 20 short answer questions and 2 summarizing, longer questions.
All answers included.
Topics covered in film and guide:
-The Civil War and its warfare style
-20 slave exemption rule
-Inequities between poor Southerners and rich plantation owners
-Interracial marriage (1948 court case)
-Deserters from the Confederacy
-Run away slaves
-Ransacking of Southern family's survival goods
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