(Jackson, MS) – NMHS will premiere its film, “They Called It Home,” on Thursday, December 26 at 3:00 p.m. at the Alamo Theatre during the “Celebrating and Living Kwanzaa” event hosted by the Farish Street/Main Street Project and Women for Progress of MS, Inc. The film, produced by Wilma E. Mosley Clopton, Ph.D. of NMHS Unlimited Film Productions, explores the history of the famous Farish Street neighborhood. The film is the first in the “Preserving the Legacy II” series. “Farish Street was once considered the spinal cord of the African American business district,” said Dr. Wilma Clopton. “This short film examines the prosperous neighborhood that fell into desertion. I am thrilled to premiere the film in such a renowned Farish Street landmark, the Alamo Theatre, which was saved from destruction by my mother Dr. Jessie Mosley.” The film and is free and open to the public. The project was made possible through the generous support of the Mississippi Humanities Council, Women for Progress, the Mississippi Film Office and the Mississippi Film and Video Alliance.
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