Morehouse College Human Rights Film Fest

The Defenders

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Few in number and with limited resources, lawyers representing African Americans in Mississippi lost more than they won during the early years of the Civil Rights Movement. However, with the country's conscience pricked by violent images, hundreds of lawyers became inspired to work in the state and transformed its legal infrastructure.


This screening is supported in part by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Morehouse College's Movement, Memory, and Justice Project.

  • Year
    2022
  • Runtime
    40 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Roderick Red
  • Screenwriter
    Sarah C. Campbell, Roderick Red
  • Producer
    Sarah C. Campbell, Liz Evans