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Free State of Jones is an American Civil War drama ‘inspired’ by the life of Newton Knight, who led an… The post White Knight appeared first on The Spectator.
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Newton Knight and the Free State of Jones

Humor / odd : Neatorama

During the Civil War, some Mississippi soldiers decided they didn’t want to fight for the Confederacy. The anti-Confederate rebellion in Jones County was led by Newton Knight, who opposed slavery and secession. In the spring of 1864...

See Matthew McConaughey in ‘The Free State of Jones’

Entertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Below you’ll find the first official image of a grimy, cautious Matthew McConaughey on the battlefield in the film The Free State of Jones. Directed by Gary Ross, the Civil War drama features McConaughey as Newton Knight, who leads ...

Knight’s tale

Entertainment / Books : The Spectator: Books

In The Cousins’ War (1999), the Republican political strategist Kevin Phillips argued that three ‘civil wars’ had defined politics in… The post Knight’s tale appeared first on The Spectator.

Free State of Jones

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Gary Ross’ “Free State of Jones” is based on one of the most fascinating true stories of the Civil War. It tells of a rebellion against the Confederacy led by an angry farmer named Newton Knight, whose ragtag army of poor whites and...

Mahershala Ali: You'll Be 'Inspired, Educated' by 'Free State of Jones'

Entertainment / Film : Moviefone

In the Civil War drama "Free State of Jones," Mahershala Ali plays escaped slave Moses, who finds an ally in white farmer Newt Knight (Matthew McConaughey), who also has no love for the Confederacy. When we first meet Moses, he's hi...


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