Freedom on My Mind
Nominated for an Academy Award, winner of both the American Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians awards for best documentary, Freedom on My Mind tells the story of the Mississippi freedom movement in the early 1960s when a handful of young activists changed history.
“A splendid achievement…In its dramatic effectiveness and historical acuity, it surpasses all previous documentaries on the southern struggle.” –Clayborne Carson, Stanford University
“A compelling and eloquent film. This is history at its very best, illuminating, entertaining and disturbing.” –Leon Litwack, University of California, Berkeley
Credits: Produced by Connie Field, directed by Marilyn Mulford, and written/edited by Michael Chandler. Distributed by Clarity Films, 1994, 110 minutes.
Grade Level: 10-12
Time Period: 1950 -1974