YAZOO REVISITED: Integration in a Deep Southern Town

Runtime: 84 minutes

Directors: David Rae Morris

Website: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4512184/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Re-examines race relations and the 1970 integration of the public schools in Yazoo City, Mississippi, the hometown of the late Willie Morris, writer, former editor of Harper's, and the filmmaker's father. Unlike many school districts in Mississippi where white families fled the public schools for newly formed private academies, the integration of the public schools in Yazoo City was considered by many to be a model of success. Black and white communities came together to assure the transition was peaceful. Film examines the events leading up to integration, whether they were truly successful, and the state of the school system today.