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Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan (1975)
IMDb description: "After three civil-rights workers are murdered in Mississippi in 1964, a team of FBI agents is sent there to find the killers." TV movie: nominated for Primetime Emmy.
Murder in Mississippi (1990)
Made for TV but still packs a wallop. Very interesting film for us. Answers some of the objections to Mississippi Burning, for instance, concentrating on the three civil rights workers and ending with their deaths. But some of the same other problems still exist -- for instance, a white guy is the central character. MSN review: "Made for television, Murder in Mississippi covers the same historical ground that was fictionalized in the theatrical film Mississippi Burning. The film recounts the murders by the Ku Klux Klan of three civil rights workers in 1964. Rather than detail the subsequent FBI investigation, the plotline follows the life of one of the white murder victims, Mickey Schwerner (Tom Hulce), who gave up a comfortable lifestyle in the North to struggle alongside African-American freedom fighters in the South. Jennifer Grey portrays Schwerner's wife, while Josh Charles and Blair Underwood portray the other two martyred activists, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney. Filmed in Georgia, Murder in Mississippi was produced by David L. Wolper of Roots fame." Credits state: "Suggested by an article by Ben Stein."

See Also

Cry Freedom (1987)

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

A Dry White Season (1989)

Glory (1989)

Heart of Dixie (1989)

In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Intruder in the Dust (1949)

Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys (1976)

The Long Walk Home (1990)

Malcolm X (1992)

The Power of One (1992)

Unconquered (1989)

A World Apart (1988)