“Just because we have a lot more to do doesn’t mean that we can’t appraise with a mature satisfaction what we have done.” –Former Governor William F. Winter, from The Measure of Our Days.
I first discovered Mississippi ReMixed on a friend’s Facebook page. I tuned into PBS for the first time in months just to watch the premiere of Mississippi ReMixed. It made me so proud to see my home state being shared in a new light. This film warmed my heart to know that every relationship I build and every challenge I overcome is helping remix race relations in Mississippi. I really appreciate the progressive yet realistic perspective Mississippi ReMixed portrays of race relations in Mississippi. This film can really take some of the tension out of beginning raw discussions of racism.
I loved the film so much that I had to have one to show my students. As Black History Month approaches, I want to share this well-balanced documentary with universities, libraries, and communities. It would be an injustice to youth, if we merely looked at the past without mention of our progress and aspirations for the future. I say this as an African American woman…