Showing from March 24th through April 16th, Thursday through Saturday at 8:00PM
Sunday Matinees on April 9th and 16th at 3:00PM
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors
"Behind the Cotton Curtain" is a look into the life and legacy of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, who, in 1954, became the first NAACP field secretary in Mississippi. Not one to showboat, Medgar lived the oppression and fought it from the inside out. He became the internal force that empowered national leaders to apply pressure from the outside in. These two pressures were the catalyst that set Mississippi burning and eventually brought down the Jim Crow system. As Martin Luther did not "get there with you” to the promised land of freedom, neither did Medgar, who was assassinated 54 years ago on June 12, 1963. People remember that Rosa sat down and Martin stood up, but Medgar did the day to day work of recording the violence and pushing the envelope while encouraging others to do the same.