Fund raising launched for documentary on Natchez madam

November 7, 2013 10:54:55 AM

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NATCHEZ -- Three film makers in Natchez are launching a fund raising campaign to make a documentary about "Miss Nellie" Jackson, who ran a bordello in the Mississippi River town for decades. 

 

The Natchez Democrat reports Mark Brockway, Lauren Jones and Tim Givens launched the campaign Wednesday on the website indiegogo.com. 

 

Brockway said the goal is to raise $20,000 for the film "Mississippi Madam: The Story of Nellie Jackson." 

 

Jackson died in 1990 after a neighbor allegedly doused her in gasoline and set her afire. 

 

Jones said the story of Jackson, a black woman who ran a brothel in a Southern town, is an important one. 

 

Among details the documentary will explore will be Jackson's use of money to bail Civil Rights workers out of jail in the 1960s.