Ghosts of Mississippi is a real-life drama covering the final trial of Byron De La Beckwith, the assassin of heroic civil rights leader Medgar Evers. The movie begins with the murder on June 12, 1963 and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in hung juries. The movie then covers district attorney Bobby De Laughter's transformation and alliance with Myrlie Evers, Medgar Evers' widow, as he becomes more involved with bringing Beckwith to trial for the third time 30 years later. Byron De La Beckwith was convicted on February 5, 1994, after having remained a free man for much of the 30 years after the murder, giving justice for Medgar Evers' family.
[12+]TV-PG - Parental Guidance Suggested
This program contains material that parents mau find unsuitable for younger children. The theme itself may call for parental guidance and/or the program contains one or more of the following: moderate violance, some sexual sitatuion, infrequent course language, or some suggestive dialogue.
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations.