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Mississippi ReMixed

Mississippi ReMixed tells the personal story of Myra Williams Ottewell who returns to her birthplace of Jackson, Mississippi, tired of stereotypical media portrayals about her state, and determined to celebrate the great racial transformations taking place since the 1960s – but in doing so finds she must confront her own family’s past. This is a point of view (P.O.V.) documentary. It is not a definitive look at all aspects of race relations, but rather the recollections and experiences of Myra Williams Ottewell as she talked with old friends, researched Mississippi’s history, participated in commemorative events, and interviewed various Mississippians over a period of six years.

A viewing guide is available for Mississippi ReMixed here. It provides thoughtful questions for each episode, along with teacher guides for presenting the material in class.