Mississippi's Free State of Jones

Mississippi's Free State of Jones

Mississippi's Free State of Jones

Special | 29m 51s

Hear the story of Newt Knight, the rebellion he led, and the consequences of his actions.

Who was Newt Knight? A cowardly deserter? A latter-day Robin Hood? Or a pro-union, anti-slavery crusader? Hear the story of Jones County’s controversial Knight-errant, the rebellion he led, and the consequences of his actions, both then and now. With commentary by Civil War historians and members of Knight’s family, we search for the truth behind the legend.

Mississippi's Free State of Jones is a local public television program presented by MPB.