I just finished watching "Mississippi Remixed," and it is a very powerful film. I started crying at the point that Brenda gave the speech at the McComb High School graduation, and then when the newspaperman's son gave her his Vietnam War bronze star. The interviews were wonderful and timely. I was proud to see the students at Madison High School taking their inter-racial friendships for granted---now, thank God, it's normal for them. I thought of my fourth grade classroom in Louisville with one little African-American girl. She never said a word all year, except to give a book report in front of the class on a book called "Little Red Cap." I remember being surprised that she could talk and staring at her as if she was an alien. Of course I had seen black children, but not any that were in school with me. I cannot remember saying one word to that little girl in the classroom or on the playground the entire school year, and I wish I could find her today to apologize. Thank you for making this film.
Bridget Smith Pieschel, Center for Women’s Research and Public Policy, Mississippi University for Women