Ghosts of Mississippi is a real-life drama covering the final trial of Byron De La Beckwith, the assassin of heroic civil rights leader Medgar Evers. The movie begins with the murder on June 12, 1963 and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in hung juries. The movie then covers district attorney Bobby De Laughter's transformation and alliance with Myrlie Evers, Medgar Evers' widow, as he becomes more involved with bringing Beckwith to trial for the third time 30 years later. Byron De La Beckwith was convicted on February 5, 1994, after having remained a free man for much of the 30 years after the murder, giving justice for Medgar Evers' family.Written by
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When Bobby's father calls to his grandchildren to come get some of the baby-back ribs he's cooking on the grill, the kids come running off the boat dock. They start running in age order, with the boy in the light orange shirt second. But when the camera changes, the boy in the orange shirt is suddenly first. See more »
[quoting Medgar Evers]
When you hate, the only person who suffers is you, because most of the people you hate don't know it and the others don't care.
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Written and Performed by Robert Johnson
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Powerful, emotional and uplifting
This story of a woman's fight to seek justice for her husband's murderer spans 30 years, and yet for those of us who remember the incident spans a lifetime. Alec Baldwin is the epitome of a man devoted to lift the blindfold from those who try to emulate Lady Justice, yet fail to remember that she takes no sides. Whoopi Goldberg brought to this performance a drive, inner strength and passion which puts aside her typical whimsical side and shows a versatility few may have expected.
Medgar Evers founded the Civil Rights movement in Mississippi, yet too few people remember exactly who he was or why he was driven to undertake such a battle. This movie is very underrated at 7 out of 10 stars. It is a MUST SEE.
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