Retro Rewind: ‘Ghosts of Mississippi (Starring Whoopi Goldberg)’

Published: Saturday 19th Nov 2016 by David

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…

Your thoughts?

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  1. Black is Beaudiful November 19, 2016

    Terrible! To think this only happened 50 years ago is astonishing. Movies like these remind me why I can’t take Beyonce and Nicki seriously. They only talk about black issues when forced to out of fear they’ll look out of touch but what are they doing to uplift the lives of those who uplift theirs. Nothing.

  2. Wowzer November 19, 2016

    Wow!!! Whoopi is a brilliant actress.

  3. D November 19, 2016

    Every African American should see this movie and know this story. Amazing how inmany ways we are still dealing with this same issue.

  4. Starxavi November 20, 2016

    i never even heard of this movie but I will definitely be checking it out.

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