Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the small town ways of his former Sheriff partner.
1960s, based on true story, southern u.s., ku klux klan, small town, investigation, police, african american, mississippi, civil rights, racial segregation, police corruption, racism, fbi, civil rights movement, racial discrimination, racial prejudice, murder investigation, racial tension, barbershop
Unfortunately, the central narrative premise of Mississippi Burning sets up the FBI as the sole heroic defender of the victims of southern racism in 1964, which is more than a little disgusting.
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