Ghosts of Mississippi is based off of the true story of Medgar Evers’ killer being brought to justice over 30 years after the hate crime. Medgar Evers was an influential Civil Rights leader gunned down in his own driveway by white supremacist, Byron de la Beckwith. Beckwith was tried twice in 1964 by all white male juries with both cases ending in mistrials. It follows Mrs. Evers and D.A. Bobby DeLaughter’s long battle in the divided state of Mississippi to bring him to trial and have justice served. The film stars Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods, Craig T. Nelson, Bill Cobbs, James Pickens Jr., and William H. Macy. This film would be beneficial for Black History Month, U.S. History, Law & Justice, or a Government course. This could also be used for a last minute lesson or sub plans.
My video guide contains 60 questions and an answer key has been provided for your convenience. The film's runtime is 130 minutes and is rated PG-13 for a strong scene of violence and for racial dialogue.
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Other movie guides/documentaries in my store available for Black History Month:
Harriet- The heroic tale of Harriet Tubman and her work as a conductor on the Underground Railroad
BlacKkKlansman- True story of African American cop who infiltrated the KKK
42- The Story of Jackie Robinson
Red Tails- The Tuskegee Airmen
Glory Road- The 1966 NCAA Championship
Hidden Figures- The Women of NASA
Selma- Dr. Martin L. King Jr. and Voting Equality
Mudbound- Sharecropping/Life in the 1950s South
Race- Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympics
The Hate U Give- based off of Angie Thomas' best-selling novel.
Marshall- The early years of Thurgood Marshall and his work with the NAACP
Black Panther- African American representation in film
The Express- The Ernie Davis Story/football
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks- One woman's cells helping millions and the family's struggle to know the truth about their mother.
Remember the Titans- A true story about a football team overcoming their differences during their first year of integration
Best of Enemies- The true story of an unlikely friendship between a Ku Klux Klan president, C.P. Ellis, and an African American civil rights activist, Ann Atwater that develops as their district debates integration.
Green Book- Musician traveling the South during the Kim Crow Era
Loving- Based on the Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court Case/interracial marriage
The Help- Set during 1963, a young white author is inspired to write about African American women and their work as the caretakers and housekeepers for white families in Jackson, Mississippi.
The Great Debaters- Based off the true story of the Wiley College professor, Melvin B. Tolson, who led his African American team to the national broadcast debate at Harvard University.
Lee Daniels' The Butler- A man, Cecil Gaines, serves as a White House butler during seven administrations and has a front row seat to history.
A Ballerina's Tale- The story of Misty Copeland and her rise to becoming the first African American principal dancer.
Kevin Hart's Guide to Black History Month- The documentary tells the stories of individuals that many may not be aware of when it comes to African American advancements and innovations and also shares the stories of some well-known figures.
Added to my TpT page in January 2020.