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Freedom on My Mind (1994)

Chronicles the Mississippi voter registration drive from 1961- 64.
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Chronicles the Mississippi voter registration drive from 1961- 64.

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Official Sites:

Clarity Films

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USA

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English

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22 June 1994 (USA) See more »

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$71,176
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Mono

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Should be required viewing for all Americans
26 November 2018 | by jcravens42See all my reviews

So many documentaries are stiff and academic or so obviously manipulative... this is none of those things. It is so HUMAN, so REAL... and is such a powerful story of a fundamentally important period in the history of the USA, every bit as important as the Boston Tea Party or the "shot heard 'round the world" or that moment when "our flag was still there." These are perfectly ordinary people doing absolutely extraordinary things. Particular kudos to those in charge of research, who put together the archival footage - it absolutely immerses you in the time. As a Southerner, I heard things I still hear today... but I also was so inspired by the hard work and tenaciousness of the people who lead this movement - and the people who lead this movement were so imperfect, it makes it all the more glorious. Geesh but I loved this documentary!


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