History Is Lunch: Kelly, Redd, and Windfield, “George Raymond: A Thirst for Freedom”

Two Mississippi Museums | 222 North Street, Jackson, Mississippi, 39201

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Join the Mississippi Department of Archives & History on site at the Two Mississippi Museums at noon on Wednesday, July 7, or watch the livestream on Facebook, when Will Kelly, Corey Redd, and Christopher Windfield will screen the new documentary film George Raymond: A Thirst for Freedom.
New Orleans native George Raymond was a central figure in some of the best-known Civil Rights Era actions in Mississippi, including the Freedom Rides, the Woolworth’s lunch counter sit-in, the Neshoba County Freedom Summer murders, and James Meredith’s March Against Fear. Movement stalwarts Anne Moody, C.O. Chinn, and Annie Devine counted him as an influence.
“But George Raymond’s death at thirty from heart failure has kept his reputation from matching his significance,” said filmmaker Christopher Windfield. “We made this documentary because we wanted to shine a light on Raymond’s accomplishments over the course of his short life.”
History Is Lunch is sponsored by the John and Lucy Shackelford Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation for Mississippi. The weekly lecture series of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History explores different aspects of the state’s past. The hour-long programs are held in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium of the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum building at 222 North Street in Jackson.
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