Two Mississippi Museums | 222 North Street, Jackson, Mississippi, 39201
- Date(s): Thu, Feb 24
- Time: 7:00 pm
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/310291510930309
The Defenders will premiere on Thursday, February 24, at 7 p.m. in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium of the Two Mississippi Museums. See the official trailer for The Defenders, the new documentary film presented by Butler Snow and The Foundation for Mississippi History and produced by RED SQUARED in association with MDAH here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLQVxz1DZI0.
Few in number and with limited resources, lawyers representing African Americans in Mississippi lost more than they won during the early years of the civil rights movement. However, with the country’s conscience pricked by violent images, hundreds of lawyers became inspired to work in the state and transformed its legal infrastructure.
Produced by Liz S. Evans and Sarah C. Campbell and directed by Roderick Red, the showing is free and open to the public. Face masks and social distancing guidelines are required.