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Millsaps to Host Screening of "Booker's Place" Documentary Film


Booker's PlaceBooker's Place, a film that examines the difficulties of being black in the Mississippi Delta during the 1960s, is scheduled to be shown on February 27 at 6 p.m. in room 215 of the Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex at Millsaps College.

A panel discussion is scheduled after the film. Admission to the film and panel discussion is free.

The intent of the program is to bring people from Millsaps College and the larger community together to reflect upon the history of racial struggles in Mississippi and to examine together the work that remains to be done.

The showing is part of the It's All About You Film Festival by NHMS Unlimited that is scheduled February 23-March 2 in Jackson and timed to coincide with Black History Month. Sponsors include Millsaps College, Jackson State University, Tougaloo College and the Mississippi Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement.

The It's All About You Film Festival will showcase films made by and/or about people of African descent from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, South America, the South Pacific, Latin America, Europe and Canada.

For more information, email Kenneth Townsend, special assistant to the president of Millsaps College, or call 601-974-1061.


Booker's Place official trailer