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Bootjack & Red documentary

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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 the catalyst for an anti-lynching law that failed in the United States Senate.

In the award-winning film 5, A Mother’s Journey, acclaimed artist & filmmaker Talamieka Brice explores her family history regarding 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.



  • Latasha Willis
    • $10 
    • 4 mos
  • theresa hunt
    • $300 
    • 6 mos
  • Donna Davis
    • $20 
    • 6 mos
  • Eric Schooff
    • $30 
    • 7 mos
  • Kees Faesenkloet
    • $10 
    • 8 mos


Talamieka Brice
Ridgeland, MS

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