The Price of Freedom

DVD - 2010
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Neshoba: the price of freedom tells the story of a Mississippi town still divided about the meaning of justice, 40 years after the murders of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, an event dramatized in the Oscar-winning film Mississippi Burning. Although Klansmen bragged about what they did in 1964, no one was held accountable until 2005, when the State indicted preacher Edgar Ray Killen, an 80-year-old notorious racist and mastermind of the murders. Through exclusive interviews with Killen, intimate interviews with the victims' families, and candid interviews with black and white Neshoba county citizens still struggling with their town's violent past, the film explores whether the prosecution of one unrepentant Klansman constitutes justice and whether healing and reconciliation are possible without telling the unvarnished truth--Container.
Publisher: New York : First Run Features, 2010.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jun 02, 2015

This is the perfect documentary of the killing of the three civil rights workers just 50 years ago. Forty plus year-old newsreels and later interviews of the killers, killers’ friends, and the victims’ relatives are melded together to brilliantly tell the story of how 21 killers and collaborators were able to avoid murder convictions in the first 40 years. What makes the film 5 stars is that, even today, the surviving killers and friends laugh on about their racial ideas and about the inability of the society to do anything about their heinous crimes. For them, the only criminals were those communist agitators who got what they asked for when they came to Mississippi to stir up those damned nigras

Jun 08, 2012

Still relevant today.

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