Mississippi Burning Analysis

Oct 6th, 2015
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English
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1. Why wouldn’t the Blacks in the South talk to the FBI agents about the missing Civil Rights activists? What tactics did the KKK use to discourage this?..............

2. Why did the KKK burn a cross outside of the motel in which the FBI agents were staying and why did they shoot at them through the window?...............

3. How were the Blacks in the South discriminated against in the movie?............

4. Give examples from the film of how Blacks in the South were segregated from the Whites..

5. Why did the FBI become involved in this murder investigation?......................

6. Why does the judge’s suspension of the three arsonists’ sentences spur a rampage of fires?

7. The sheriff claimed that the Blacks started the fires that burnt down many Black’s homes.  Do you believe this? What rationale would they give for this happening? ..

8. Who was the Black man that interrogated the mayor?  Why did the filmmaker have a Black man in this role? 

9. Why did the FBI go after the men for Civil Rights violations instead of murder? .....................................................................................................................

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10.Explain this statement made by the FBI agent: “Anyone is guilty who watches this and does nothing.” .................................................................................

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11. What is significant about the gathering at the burnt down church in the final scene? ..........................................................................................................

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