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David Rae Morris falls short of fundraising goal for Yazoo documentary

May 15th, 2012 No comments

I’ve written recently about the success a few Mississippi small businesses and artists have had with online fundraising tools like Kickstarter.

Not all campaigns are as successful as those, though, and one example of that comes from a documentary David Rae Morris, Willie’s boy, wanted to do about Yazoo City. “Yazoo Revisited” would have examined via interviews with people who were there — including former Gov. Haley Barbour — the racial and social dynamics of Yazoo City during the second half of the 20th Century. School integration would have been a big part of it.

Morris reached less than half of his $15,000 goal before his deadline. That’s a shame, and I hope he gains the money he needs to tell this story, because it’s one worth telling.

For a preview of what he’s already done, click here.