The documentary film “Black Power at Ole Miss" tells the stories of the nearly 90 African-American students who were arrested on February 25, 1970 following a peaceful protest outside Fulton Chapel. The screening of the film at the event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the arrest was followed by a staged reading of the hearings of the eight students who were expelled and a panel discussion moderated by Ralph Eubanks, visiting professor of Southern Studies, English and Honors.
Garrett Felber, Peter Wood, and Ralph Eubanks
27 Demands: A Staged Reading, written and directed by Peter Wood
After they were arrested following a peaceful protest at Fulton Chapel on February 25, 1970, members of the Black Student Union presented University Administration with a list of "27 demands" of things the University could do to be more inclusive of the African American community. In a dramatic reading of those 50-year-old demands, we see which ones were eventually met, and which ones are still needed.
Jaimee' Mitchell as Alva Ruth Peyton, A'mya Jones as Linnie Bell Liggins, Michela Moore as Henrieese Roberts, Sebastian Davis as Theron Evans, Jr., Noah Greenwood as Paul Jackson, Adam Brown as John Donald
Don Cole as Himself, Kenneth Mayfield as Himself, John Brittain as Himself
Cliff Johnson as Chancellor Porter L. Fortune, Jr.
A bibliography of news outlets with articles about the Black Power at Ole Miss event that took place on February 25, 2020.
Based upon Transcripts of Suspension Appeal Hearings. Prepared, Edited, and Altered by Peter Wood.
The full, original transcript is available in the Sovereignty Commission Files at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
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