Free State of Jones: Three cheers!
Date Written: 2016-06-28
Publisher: World Socialist Web Site
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX19617
From 1863 to 1865, Newton Knight (1837-1922), a white, antislavery farmer in Jones County in southern Mississippi, led an insurrection against the Confederacy. Inspired by Knight's life and struggle, Free State of Jones, written and directed by Gary Ross, is a fictional account of an enormously compelling, but little known chapter in American history.