The Free State of Jones

Mahershala Ali narrates “Free State of Jones” Movie Edition for Audible books!

The Free State of Jones: Mississippi’s Longest Civil War

Actor Mahershala Ali performs the gripping tale of an armed band of Confederate deserters and slaves living in a mixed-race community who rose up against the Confederate Cavalry in 1863 to form their own republic, free of slavery, in what is now the state of Mississippi. The community they formed – and the ambiguous racial identity of their descendants – confounded the rules of the segregated South well into the 20th century.

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Publisher’s Summary

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, MAHERSHALA ALI, AND KERI RUSSELL
IN THEATERS JUNE 24, 2016

Actor Mahershala Ali (House of Cards, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) performs the gripping tale of an armed band of Confederate deserters and slaves living in a mixed-race community who rose up against the Confederate Cavalry in 1863 to form their own republic, free of slavery, in what is now the state of Mississippi. The community they formed – and the ambiguous racial identity of their descendants – confounded the rules of the segregated South well into the 20th century.

In bridging the gap between the legendary and the real Free State of Jones, author Victoria Bynum unwraps the legend – what was told, what was embellished, and what was left out.

©2016 The University of North Carolina Press (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

free-state-of-jones-mahershala-ali-matthew-mcconaugheyMahershala Ali and Matthew McConaughey in The Free State of Jones

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