For nearly a decade, the most famous author in the South corresponded secretly with the legendary president of Morehouse College. She was white; he was black. She had written a Pulitzer-prizewinning novel criticized for perpetuating racial stereotypes, and he was one of racism's most fierce enemies. Yet, even in the era of "Jim Crow" and harsh segregation laws, Margaret Mitchell and Benjamin E. Mays forged an unlikely alliance and ultimately a friendship, that led her to become one of the most important financial supporters of the traditionally black school. Described as a Valentine from the film making team of Andrew Young and CB Hackworth, "Change in the Wind" is an entertaining, inspirational story, full of surprises and newly discovered information about two of the most influential figures of the 20th Century. Written by
A Secret as Simple as Black and White
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Cammie King Conlon, who starred in "Gone With the Wind" as Bonnie Blue Butler, was excited to provide narration for "Change in the Wind" but died just days before the documentary was completed and never had an opportunity to see it. See more
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