In the years 1986 and 1998 three black children living in Mississippi deal with poverty, violence and abuse. Young Kari the main character, is a talented pianist who hopes to pursue a career in it one day. Her sister Leigh is struggling to hide her lesbian relationship with her girlfriend, Paula. Their cousin Sammy, is a star basketball player. Each child deals with their dysfunctional family, including gambling, alcoholism, and poverty.
Wanting to escape was the easy part.
Did You Know?
Despite being set in Tupelo, Mississippi, Mississippi Damned was actually filmed on location in and around Ahoskie, North Carolina. See more
The Last Mile of the Way
Written by Bobby Smith
Performed by Mahalia Jackson
Courtesy of Malaco Records See more