By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal
CORINTH – Many residents of Corinth, Alcorn County and surrounding areas are actors and recorded voiceovers for a new historical film premiering this week at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center.
Superintendent John Bundy of Shiloh National Military Park said completion of the new interpretive film is a proud moment, and he invites the community to come to the free premiere screening at 7 p.m. Thursday.
“Corinth Crossroads: A Town Amidst War” is a 20-minute film that highlights the history and human drama of life in Corinth after the Battle of Shiloh, during the Corinth siege and leading up to the Battle of Corinth.
“We invite the public to visit the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center to view this new film and spend time among the Center’s exhibits,” Bundy said.
Corinth’s strategic location made it pivotal in the prosecution of the war, described as the war that transformed American society. It also highlights the role Corinth played in the lives of thousands of African Americans during Union occupation of the city, where they fled slavery and found safe haven at the Corinth Contraband Camp. Freedmen and women
The local citizens depict historic figures and wear period costumes provided by C & D Jarnigin. The new film is narrated by Mississippi native Cassandra Wilson, a Grammy Award-winning jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter and producer from Jackson.
After the premiere Thursday, the film will have continuous showings in the Interpretive Center every 30 minutes throughout the hours the Center is open.
Interpretive Center hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, except Christmas Day.
“Corinth Crossroads: A Town Amidst War”
• WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday premiere
• WHERE: Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center, 501 W. Linden St., Corinth
• WHAT: A 20-minute film that highlights the history and human drama of life in Corinth after the Battle of Shiloh
• COST: Free
• FOR MORE INFORMATION: (662) 287-9273