Mississippi A Self Portrait 1966: Documentary about racism in the state


Mississippi A Self Portrait 1966

 

General Information

Source:
NBC News
Creator:
Frank McGee
Event Date:
05/01/1966
Air/Publish Date:
05/01/1966
Resource Type:
Video Documentary [Long Form Specials/Datelines, etc.]
Copyright:
NBCUniversal Media, LLC.
Copyright Date:
1966
Clip Length:
N/A

Description

This 1966 NBC News special report portrays the attitudes of white Mississippi residents at the height of the tumultuous Civil Rights era. Appearing in the documentary is Booker Wright, an African American waiter who speaks openly about the racism he faces. While his appearance in the original documentary is brief, his story would become the centerpiece of a 2012 Dateline NBC documentary called “Finding Booker’s Place.” This full and unedited version of “Mississippi: A Self Portrait” contains strong language that may be offensive to viewers. The Dateline NBC documentary, “Finding Booker’s Place,” can be found on NBC Learn by searching the title or clicking on the link on the back of this CueCard.

http://archives.nbclearn.com/portal/site/k-12/flatview?cuecard=60402


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