Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story

Date: 
Monday, October 14, 2013, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: 
The Forum in 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

Monday, October 14th at 7pm in Colt Forum

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