Last week, the Friends of Mississippi Public Broadcasting organized an advanced screening of Not In Our Town: Class Actions, a 30-minute documentary film which will debut on PBS stations on February 13.
The University of Mississippi gained national attention following a divisive debate over a pre-football game chant in the fall of 2009. The fight song's references to segregation and the Confederate South stirred racial tensions among the student body, prompting several student leaders to speak up against hate.
The Jan. 31 screening was followed by a panel discussion in the University's Overby Center, led by a group of panelists that inlcuded One Mississippi members Taylor McGraw and Toran Dean, the student leaders who are featured in the film for helping their campus unite after it was targeted for a hate rally by the Ku Klax Klan.
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