Documentary Partnership WITH MDAH Explores the Voting Rights Act

safe_imageThe Center and our institute the Southern Documentary Project just began working with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History on a short film about the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which was signed 50 years ago on August 6, 1965. The film will be screened at MDAH in the fall of 2015 – more details to come on that.

SouthDocs director Andy Harper and I went down to Jackson last week for the first round of interviews. Below are a few photos by Andy with our very impressive group of interviewees. We’ll report back as the research and filming process continues.

Thanks to our friends at MDAH – Julia Young, Leandra Straka-Orr, Amanda Lyons, and Katie Blount – for organizing everything. Learn more about Southern Studies alum Katie, recently named head of MDAH, in an earlier blog post.