Beauchamp to show cold-case documentaries in Miss.

Published 4:41 pm Monday, May 11, 2009

Filmmaker Keith Beauchamp will be in three Mississippi cities this week to screen episodes of his television documentaries about three unsolved killings from the civil rights era.

Public forums are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at St. James Baptist Church in Brookhaven, 7 p.m. Friday at New Zion Baptist Church in Magnolia and 3 p.m. Saturday at Humphreys County High School auditorium in Belzoni.

The documentaries were part of the “Murder in Black and White” series last fall on the satellite channel TV One.

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In Mississippi, Beauchamp will show episodes about killings that occurred in the state in the 1950s and 1960s. The filmmaker says hopes the public forums will help him gather information about other unsolved killings from the era.