The Last White Knight
Showings
Garvey Theater 2 - Mediterranean RoomFri, Oct 18, 2013 11:30 AM - Fri, Oct 18, 2013 1:30 PM Event Date Passed
 
Garvey Theater 1 - Forum RoomSat, Oct 19, 2013 4:00 PM - Sat, Oct 19, 2013 6:00 PM Event Date Passed
 
Film Info
Section:Feature
Release Year:2012
Runtime:78 min
Genre:Documentary
Production Country:USA
Canada
Website:http://movingbeyondprejudice.com/the-last-white-knight/
Social Media
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/TheLastWhiteKnight2012
Twitter:twitter.com/TLWKnight
Cast/Crew
Director:Paul Saltzman
Description

In 1965, 21-year-old Torontonian, Paul Saltzman drove to Mississippi, volunteering as a civil rights worker with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. He was arrested, spending 10 days in jail. He smuggled letters out of jail to the Toronto Star. Canadian Foreign Affairs requested his release but Saltzman declined. Posted to one of the toughest segregationist towns, Greenwood, he helped disadvantaged sharecroppers register to vote. He was assaulted by a young Klansman. In 2007, Saltzman returned to find the KKK member who had punched him in the head, to explore if individual reconciliation was possible. He found him and a 5 year dialogue has ensued. His assailant was, Byron de la Beckwith Jr., whose father, Byron de la Beckwith Sr. murdered NAACP Field Secretary Medgar Evers.

Free Friday films are offered for students, teachers and seniors on this film. Please go directly to the venue with valid ID. Seating is limited on a first come, first serve basis.

Additional Information
Director Paul Saltzman scheduled to attend
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