Welcome to another edition of Retro Rewind, the original TGJ feature whipped up to celebrate TV & Film’s moving past.
Today, as she continues to impact the world of politics from ABC’s ‘The View‘, we honour the actress Whoopi Goldberg by revisiting her 1996 movie ‘Ghosts of Mississippi.’
In it, Goldberg tells the true story of the civil rights activist Medgar Evers who was murdered by a white supremacist named Byron De La Beckwith.
Alas, justice evaded the murderer for twenty-five years when two juries decided not to find him guilty…and evidence linked to the case simply “disappeared”.
This did little to stop Evers’ wife from Myrlie (portrayed by Whoopi) from seeking the truth from beneath the debris of corruption and prejudice Beckwith was shielded by.
What happens next?
Meet the ‘Ghosts of Mississippi’ below…