The State of Mississippi v Davis Knight Part 1
Our current production focuses on a miscegenation trial that took place in The Jones County Courthouse in Ellisville, Mississippi, December 1948. Davis Knight, by all appearances a white man, is on trial for "crossing the colored line" and marrying a white woman. If you've seen the movie The Free State of Jones, this is the court case that is shown in bits and pieces, dramatized in its entirety.
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