Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story

Date: 
Monday, October 14, 2013, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: 
The Forum of Colt Hall
 
The Institute of Politics and Public Service
In collaboration with the Center for Justice and Reconciliation
 
Invites you to a documentary screening of
Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story

In 1965, Booker Wright, an African-American waiter in Greenwood, Mississippi, dared to be interviewed by NBCabout racism in America, a decision that set off a chain of events and forever changed the lives of his family members. He would later lose his job, be beaten by police, and ultimately be murdered.

After the documentary, we will have a discussion with Booker's granddaughter, Yvette Johnson, a filmmaker, author, and inspirational speaker.
 
To see the trailer for the award winning film, please click  here