Reconciliation in Mississippi (2011)


David Ridgen’s 2011 film Reconciliation in Mississippi breaks new ground in both spurring and documenting a process of reconciliation between African American Thomas Moore and Charles Edwards, a Ku Klux Klansman that helped to brutally murder Thomas’s brother Charles and his friend Henry Dee in 1964. Reconciliation in Mississippi, the follow-up to Ridgen’s Mississippi Cold Case, changes the way people will view justice in civil rights era cases and captures the extraordinary endurance of one man’s love for his brother and the conversion of long held hatred into a hymn of redemption.

Airdate: November 21, 2011 CBC Radio’s The Current @ 8:30 AM (The Current)
CBC TV’s The National @ 10 PM November 19th, 2011 on the Main CBC Network (The National)

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David Ridgen

(HD, 18 min., 2012 © CBC)

3 thoughts

  1. Really enjoyed your podcasts, the links to original footage and news plus the docos – shame the original isn’t so easily available in UK/Australia. Appreciate your work.

    I am reminded of a lost generation of youth at present who seem to, in the main, have been lured by social media and me-me culture and have lost the desire for collective action to address gross civil rights violations – specifically those of women who are fast having all their hard-won sex-based rights stolen. Reference the UK and Canada re the fight there to retain women-only spaces and safeguarding, even though international law enshrines them. I’d love you to investigate as it’s the biggest human rights issue of our age along with violence against women.

    Reference the articles of Janice Turner and Andrew Gilligan of The Times highlighting issues concerning dubious vested interests who achieve funding for recommending wholesale sterilisation of children, removal of historical safeguarding for women and girls, removal of single-sex shortlists plus erasing women-only sports:, James Kirkup of The Spectator has also published a lot of articles.

    Concerning, it’s the same conspiracy of silence by those with the power eg politicians, law enforcement and the justice system, sports bodies, refuges, NFP boards eg girl guides etc. James has written lots about MPs unwilling to speak out in public although admitting in private they have huge concerns. The tyranny at play in the 60s is alive and well in a different form and this time youth is not on the side of concerned mothers and parents. The Millenials seem to have been brainwashed that older women and men have nothing to say of value – emboldened by Unis who enable deplatforming and harassment of women’s groups and speakers meeting to discuss proposed legislation. The parallels with the civil rights violators of the 60s are plain for all to see who investigate……More to say if you interested…..

  2. Hi David, My name is Sylvia Hollema, I live in Utrecht, The Netherlands. I have been listening to all seasons of Someone knows someting and I became an addict! The way you manage to be empathetic and also determinded and to go on and find out the truth is amazing. For me your voice playes a crucial role it keeps up the exitment and is soothing at the same time. The way you describe the people that you interview and their surroundings adds a lot to the whole atmosphere. It is all present in every episode of all seasons. Though it was not all the time easy for me to understand the (southern) accents of the interviewees , a long the way I got used to it. The Dee&Moore case struck me the most, what you did for all those people is amazing. Very up to date if you think of the Black lives matter movement now!
    Thank you very much for introducing me to your important work and please go on with it!
    Sylvia Hollema

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