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<ul><li> 1. Mississippi Burning Shayla Bishop</li></ul> <p> 2. History of Mississippi Burnings Started with 3 missing activist leaders F.B.I. went in to investigate the disappearances 3. Towns people were uncooperative and wouldnt help investigationBlacks were being punished if they were approached by F.B.I. 4. The police were often the ones in charge of the KKK 5. The car and all 3 bodies were found and theKKKmembers were tried for their crimes In 2005 Edgar Ray Killen was convicted of crimes he committed during the Mississippi Burnings. He was 84. 6. -The New York Times December 8, 1988 </p> <ul><li> The film's principal characters are two F.B.I. men sent down to fictional Jessup County, Miss. to look into the reported disappearance of the civil-rights workers. The leader of the two-man team is Ward (Willem Dafoe), a straight-backed, neatly pressed young agent who goes by the book. His partner, and the film's volatile center, is a not easily categorized fellow named Anderson (Gene Hackman) . A Mississippi redneck, as well as a former Mississippi county sheriff, Anderson is one of those independently minded Southerners who confound all out-of-state preconceptions about Mississippi, or any other place in the supposedly solid South. (Another would be William Bradford Huie, the crusading Alabama-born-and-bred journalist, author of "Three Lives for Mississippi,, (1965), one of the first books about the Chaney-GoodmanSchwerner case.) The tensions that develop between Ward and Anderson are not entirely unpredictable. The film's resolution also depends on two rather unlikely character transformations. Yet nothing long deters the accumulating dramatic momentum as "Mississippi Burning'sproceeds and as the defense of the good, psalm-singing, white Christian murderers unravels... Mr. Hackman has possibly thebest-written role of his careeras scratchy, rumpled, down-home-talking redneck, who himself has murder heart. He is sensational.... "Mississippi Burning" is first rate. </li></ul> <ul><li> * Vincent Canby </li></ul> <p> 7. The Washington Post December 8, 1988 </p> <ul><li>'Burning': Potent But Problematic "Mississippi Burning" surveys the geography of racism, sheds light on the dark night of the soul. Director Alan Parkerstokes the inferno with cruelty, hatred and charring crosses, then sifts the cold ashes for clues . The mystery, ostensibly about the murder of three young civil rights workers, is the inhumanity of man.... Parker, a director of breadth, not depth, never supplies the big answers, but he does powerfully depict the climate of the Confederacy in the "Freedom Summer" of 1964. Mississippi Burning" offers an appalling litany of white supremacist atrocities in the guise of a buddy detective thriller. Gene Hackman gives a towering performance as Anderson, a former sheriff wise to sleepy Southern streets, and Willem Dafoe is understated as Ward, the principled straight arrow in charge of the FBI's search for three missing civil rights workers. * Rita Kempley </li></ul> <p> 8. The New York Times January 8, 1989 </p> <ul><li>"Mississippi Burning": Generating Heat or Light? Cinematic Segregation in a Story About Civil Rights The weight of "Mississippi Burning's"distortions crushestruth underfoot. The truths sacrificed here were moving ones that said much about America. The simple recounting of those days would make the hairs stand on end on all but the iciest of necks. Thisstory was savaged ,it seems, in service of a clearly reactionary and outmoded idea: that white Americans would shudder at the idea of heroes not cast in their images. * Brent Staples</li></ul> <p> 9. St. Petersburg Times January 22,1989 </p> <ul><li> Where Mississippi Burned: Civil rights film rekindles horrors of the state's past.The racial violence that erupted in this lumber-milling community 24 years ago is like afestering wound that refuses to heal. . . . "They (the film makers)just want to stir up trouble between the races. It's all out of proportion," declares Lawrence Rainey, the former Neshoba County sheriff who was exonerated of conspiracy charges in connection with the murders. Disagreeing is the 1964 president of the Neshoba County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Jessie Gary considers the picture an important reminder of the mistreatment blacks endured.*Hal Lipper </li></ul> <p> 10. Movie Review </p> <ul><li>The Mississippi burning was a reputable movie to show the differences between the white and colored people. It also showed the discrimination against the colored and the fear they had. Another crucial part in this movie is when the towns people started to talk and stand up against what was happening and it showed that people really did care and considered themselves equal. To me this movie provided the viewer with enough facts, drama, mystery and excitement to give them an idea of what really went on within the Ku Klux Klan and the hardships they caused the coloreds.</li></ul> <p> 11. Accurate of Not? </p> <ul><li>There is conflicts among the movie critics whether this movie is an accurate movie that uses facts to depict the life of the colored and what the Ku Klux Klan did to them. Some think that it was more of a police crime movie rather than a movie based on facts about the discrimination that the coloreds faces. I believe that the movie was accurate to the real incident that occurred and they did a good job combining the facts along with the thrill to make the movie interesting and still show the historical background. </li></ul> <p> 12. </p>