In the 1960s, terror gripped a small town in the deep south. Homes and churches were burned. Blacks were threatened, shot, and jailed in cattle pens. One victim, a teenage girl, was brutally beaten by those orchestrating the atrocious events — the police. She turned her fury into the fight against the racist whites and the greatest struggle ever — the battle for the right to vote and the election of the first black to the Mississippi legislature.
The purpose of the movie trailer is to interest filmmakers and production studios in the screenplay script for the full-length film.
The cast stars UMD college student Tolu Ekisola and includes Gary Boelhower, Portia Johnson, Stephan Witherspoon, Charles Obije, Tyler Sulkowski Chadney and many others.
The screenplay, by Cheryl Reitan, is inspired by the people of Holmes County, Mississippi and the book, “Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi” by Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner with Cheryl Reitan.
The promotional movie trailer was aired on Fri. Sept. 11 at St. Marks AME Church, 530 N 5th Ave E, in Duluth, Minn.