Morgan Freeman and Harry Belafonte in Civil Rights Documentary The Last White Knight
Has the Deep South really changed since the 1960s? Director Paul Saltzman aims to find out as he journeys to Mississippi and speaks with actor Morgan Freeman, singer Harry Belafonte and Ku Klux Klan member Byron "Delay" De La Beckwith, whose father was convicted of murdering civil rights activist Medgar Evers. Saltzman has his own connections to the civil rights movement: he was arrested in Mississippi in 1965 while helping with voter registration and was once attacked by Beckwith. Watch as he confronts his attacker, and as the interviewees relive chilling memories of KKK encounters, like the time Belafonte and actor Sidney Poitier rode in a car "accompanied" by Klansmen. This powerful documentary also documents uplifting moments of interracial friendships and offers a fascinating glimpse into what life in the South is really like.
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The last date listed for The Last White Knight was Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 / 4:00pm.