- Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative

“Mamie's voice adds something unique and powerful as an authentic survivor’s story. She has created a threshold of activism and courage that puts the rest of us on notice that you are never too old to do good... never too old to do justice work.”

Now airing on PBS stations around the country.

‘100 Years From Mississippi’ is a true story of resilience, forgiveness, memory, and hope.

Mamie Lang Kirkland still remembers the night in 1915 when panic filled her home in Ellisville, Mississippi. Her family was forced to flee in darkness from a growing mob of men determined to lynch her father and his friend. Mamie’s family escaped, but her father’s friend, John Hartfield, did not. He suffered one of the most horrific lynchings of the era.

Mamie vowed to never return to Mississippi – until now. After one hundred years, Mamie’s youngest child, filmmaker, Tarabu Betserai Kirkland, takes his mother back to Ellisville to tell her story, honor those who succumbed to the terror of racial violence, and give testimony to the courage and hope epitomized by many of her generation.

Upcoming Screenings:

Burchfield Penney Art Center & Canisius College

Burchfield Penny Art Center, Buffalo, New York

Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 2:00pm

Admission is Free and it’s on a first come, first serve basis; no registration is required.

In-Person post-film discussion
with Director Tarabu Betserai Kirkland & Artist Leroi Johnson

Canisius College, Winter Student Union Regis Rooms, Buffalo, New York

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 6:00pm

Admission is Free

In-Person post-film discussion
with Director Tarabu Betserai Kirkland

Thank you for supporting Mamie’s true story. This act of resistance reminds the world of what we should never revisit.

Your Tax-deductible donations will support the film’s distribution campaign and ongoing maintenance costs.

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