Join us on Thursday, February 24, for the premiere showing of the new documentary The Defenders at 7 p.m. in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium of the Two Mississippi Museums. The showing is free and open to the public. Face masks and social distancing guidelines are required.
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.
Watch 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.