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Roosevelt Townes and Robert McDaniels, two black men, were lynched on April 13, 1937, in Duck Hill, Mississippi by a white mob after being labeled as the murderers of a white storekeeper.


The aftermath of the carnage was catalyst for an anti-lynching law which failed in the United States Senate.


In the award winning film, 5, A Mother’s Journey, acclaimed artist & filmmaker, Talamieka Brice explores her own family history in regards to this event. As a child Mrs. Brice’s grandmother relayed the horror of hearing the two men pleading for their lives.


Bootjack & Red will further dive into the lives and deaths of these men as well as document the process of placing a historical marker in the place where they took their last breaths.

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