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1996

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Barry Hannah nominated for Pulitzer Prize (November 4, 1996)
'Ghosts of Mississippi' recalls slain Civil Rights activist (December 1996)



Barry Hannah nominated for Pulitzer Prize

The Daily Mississippian, 4 November 1996

Barry Hannah, the Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi, has been nominated for the 1996 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for his recently published collection of short stories High Lonesome.

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'Ghosts of Mississippi' recalls slain Civil Rights activist
His killer convicted thirty years after the crime

Sony Pictures Entertainment (Added 11 December 1996)

In 1963, Mississippi Civil Rights activist Medgar Evers was shot to death outside his home in Jackson, Mississippi. The accused killer, white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith, was brought to trial twice for the murder but both times was released because of hung juries. This new film, directed by Rob Reiner and starring Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods, and Craig T. Nelson, tells of how Beckwith was convicted of the crime thirty years after the murder. The movie was filmed on location in Jackson. It is scheduled for release 20 December 1996. From Columbia Pictures/Castle Rock Entertainment.

Go to Ghosts of Mississippi web site (from the Internet Movie Database)


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