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Ghosts Of Mississippi Essay

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The movie that I am going to talk about is 'Ghosts of Mississippi'. This movie is a lawyer/court trial movie. I enjoy watching movies like this a lot, so if you do not like court movies, then maybe this is not a movie for you.The movie takes place in Mississippi. The movie starts out in the early 1960's with Byron De La Beckwith driving in his car down a road, then parking the car, pulling a rifle from his trunk and then hiding in the woods were he overlooks a family's house. A black man pulls up in the driveway, this man is Medgar Evers, a strong Civil Rights Leader for the African-Americans, and this is his house. Medgar Evers gets out of his car and while walking up to his front door, is shot by the back by Byron De La Beckwith.The next scenes of the movie are events that took place during the trial and the retrials of Byron De La Beckwith. Byron De La Beckwith was never convicted for the murder of Medgar Evers. The audience is never given a true idea of who Medgar Evers really was. There is some talk of the accomplishments he made for African-Americans, but we never get a clear idea of his importance. If they showed that I believe that the audience would understand the importance of the retrial in the present day.Once the local news gets wind that the District Attorney's office is reopening the Byron De La Beckwith case, the white public responds with anger and hate towards the attorney and...

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