Dr. Christopher J. Black
I have known and loved Myra for decades, but I never realized how truly brave she is. This personal journey of discovery and her willingness to lay herself bare for the benefit of others like her and for others who only know Mississippi through the media took more courage than I can fathom.
For as long as I've known her, she has always a vocal proponent of Mississippi, and in this brutally honest documentary she reexamines her preconceptions and faint memories of an idyllic childhood. Growing up sheltered from much of the racial tension of the time, she takes us with her as she confronts her past and accepts her own shortcomings.
I feel honoured to have known Myra for all these years and especially honoured to have been witness to such a personal journey as is captured in "Mississippi Remixed." So often we are limited by our past; we idealize people and events. The courage demonstrated by Myra and so many in this documentary is a reflection of the heart of today's Mississippi, a desire to change, a desire to overcome the faults and mistakes of the past. With attitudes like this, Mississippi's future looks bright; however, change is hard and it won't come easy. But it WILL be worth it. Press on!