Mississippi Burning Movie Trivia

Mississippi Burning Trivia

Mississippi Burning Picture
Hackman and Willem search for the truth

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Film facts for the 1988 Drama movie starring Gene Hackman, Willem DaFoe, Frances McDormand More Cast

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The actual students who traveled to Philadelphia, Mississippi, for whom this movie is based, were part of a federal program to integrate the courts.
Thanks to Dan Leritz
The students who were killed were trained at the Western College for Women, regarding strategies on how to register blacks to vote. The college is now part of Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio. A monument for the murdered activists was recently dedicated in their honor.
Thanks to Michael Sobka
The baby that is seen being held by his mother in the scene where the people of Mississippi are putting across their point of view on the state of Mississippi (during the search for the 3 boys by the swamp) is the same baby being fed by Lester's wife when the FBI portrays the KKK and shows up at his house.

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There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".

But, nothing bogus that we know yet for "Mississippi Burning".
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