Prom Night in Mississippi

posted Mar 8, 2012, 10:48 AM by Sjm Administrator   [ updated Jan 13, 2016, 7:39 PM by Delia McGee ]

In 1997, Academy Award-Winning actor Morgan Freeman offered to fully fund the Senior Prom at Charleston High School in Mississippi under one condition: the prom had to  be racially integrated.  His offer was declined.  In 2008, Freeman offered again. This time the school board accepted. Charleston High School had its first-ever integrated prom- in 2008. Filmmaker  Paul Saltzman creates a brilliant documentary as he  follows parents, teachers and students  take their friendships out of the classroom and onto the dance floor as  history is made.