The Last White Knight

Alternate/Foreign Title: Return to Mississippi [Working title]

DVD Released (Y/M/D): 2013-06-25

Genre: Documentary

Director: Paul Saltzman


MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Synopsis: Two white men, Byron ("Delay") de la Beckwith Jr., a lifetime member of the Mississippi Ku Klux Klan, and Canadian Paul Saltzman, a civil rights worker with SNCC, the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, had a violent first encounter in Greenwood, Mississippi in 1965. Forty-three years later they meet on the steps of the Leflore County Courthouse, the site where Beckwith Jr. punched Saltzman in the head, to explore whether personal reconciliation is possible.
To accomplish this, Saltzman, an Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker, filmed with Beckwith Jr. over the past five years. Delay's father, Byron de la Beckwith, Sr., a high-ranking official of the KKK and a founder of the White Citizens Council, was convicted of the 1963 assassination of Medgar Evers, then head of the NAACP in Mississippi.
Also appearing in this award-winning documentary are Morgan Freeman and Harry Belafonte.     Source:

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