Free State of Jones
TV-MA2 hr 14 min2016
Banding together with other small farmers and with the assistance of local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. His marriage to a former slave, Rachel, and his subsequent establishment of a mixed race community was unique in the postwar South. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.
Appearing:Matthew McConaugheyKeri RussellGugu Mbatha-Raw
Available until 03/31/23