Mississippi Inferno

Mississippi Inferno

Available on Smithsonian, Prime Video, Smithsonian Channel, Hulu
They risked their land and their lives by joining the battle against white supremacy and sheltering those who lead the charge. This is the untold story of Mississippi's African-American landowners of the 1960s and their vital role in a paving the way for the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Narrated by Danny Glover, this two-part series recounts a seminal moment in civil rights history. Through rare archival footage and interviews, see how the farmers, activists, and volunteers dared to challenge racial repression in Mississippi and changed America.