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Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung jury. The movie then covers District Attorney, Bobby DeLaughters transformation and alliance with Myrlie Evers, wife of Medgar Evers, of the, as he becomes more involved with bringing Beckwith to trial for the third time 30 years later. Some of the characters are played by the actual participants in this story.

The movie Ghosts of Mississippi, released in 1996, features 10 songs from artists like Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Dionne Farris and Budapest Strings. What is your favorite song from Ghosts of Mississippi?


Songs from Ghosts of Mississippi

Mannish Boy
Muddy Waters
The Thrill Is Gone
B.B. King
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
Dionne Farris
Violin Concerto, Op. 8
Budapest Strings
Turn Me Loose
I Will Live My Life For You
Tony Bennett
The Ballad Of Medgar Evers
The Freedom Singers (as The SNCC Freedom Singers) Led by Matthew Jones
Walkin' Blues
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
Nina Simone

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