Stars Of ‘Free State Of Jones’ Talk About Outlaws


If you’re like me, you were taught that during the Civil War, everyone in the north disliked slavery and everyone in the south were for it.

That’s not the case. For Newton Knight it was quite the opposite, there were many things he disagreed with. For one, the rich slave owners profited, and if they had so many slaves they wouldn’t have to go to war. The other reason is Newton knew that owning people was a bad thing. Newton took a band of previous slaves to defend a small area in Mississippi, which became known as The Free State Of Jones.

In the above interview, Matthew McConaugheyGugu Mbatha-Raw, and Mahershala Ali all talk about the rebel that was Newton Knight.



Free State of Jones releases June 24, 2016.

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