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Free State of Jones: Film Review

I usually quite like American Civil War movies; I find them fascinating and sad all at once so it’s absolutely baffling to me that Free State of Jones was none of those things. 436 more words

Movies

Newton Knight, an American hero

My friend Hal Bauer urged all his friends to see the movie, Free State of Jones.  I saw it, and it is as good as Hal said it is. 1,008 more words

History

The Holy Trinity of Freedom, Violence, and Justice

Freedom has a price to pay, and the cost is most often violence. The new movie, “The Free State of Jones,” clearly presents this harsh reality. 287 more words

Justice

'Free State of Jones,' a Civil War movie worth watching?

Those of us who share an interest in the Civil War probably look askance at movies that are made about events during that time.

Is it good history, we are likely to ask ourselves. 446 more words

News

Passing of Newt Knight

The following obituary is copied from The Ellisville Progress Newspaper, March 16, 1922.  No changes or corrections made.  It was reprinted in our book Secrets of Historic Deason Home. 183 more words

Historic Homes

Learn more about the Free State of Jones

It’s an exciting time for historians, especially as we get nearer to the opening of the film “Free State of Jones” on June 24th.  Part of the excitement has been generated by the marketing of the film (including during Game 7 of the NBA Finals!), but also the real sense that the history is being told as carefully as possible through the medium of film, which doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to telling “the true story.” 119 more words

American South

Background before you see the movie..

This Friday, the movie The Free State of Jones will be showing in a theater near you.  There has been a lot of talk about the movie and its connection to the Deason Home.   573 more words

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