Geneva College will host the first installment of the Geneva Films Series with a showing of Ghosts of Ole Miss, from ESPN′s 30 for 30 film series. The event will be held on Tuesday, February 25 at 7 p.m. in Northwood 111.
Ghosts of Ole Miss covers events that began in the fall of 1962, when James Meredith walked onto the University of Mississippi campus and integrated the school under order and protection of the federal government. That fall, the Ole Miss football team was in the midst of its only perfect season in school history. Fifty years later and based on Wright Thompson's examination of those events, Ghosts of Ole Miss explores the intersection of one of the most significant moments in the Civil Rights movement with a team of young men caught in the middle of history.
After the viewing of the film, Professor of Communications Dr. Todd Allen will lead a discussion.
"The story of James Meredith is one that every American should know. His courage and sacrifice, along with others who stood beside him, is what it means to be a citizen," said Dr. Allen. "Because of his stand, that particular institution, the state and the south were transformed."
There is no cost for admission to the film and all are welcome.
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