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If you only knew the committee that set fire to segregation leading to the landmark decision of the 20th Century. Smoke Behind Closed Doors is an artistic interpretation, based on real facts and documented history, leading to the Supreme Court's ruling to end segregation in May of 1954. In the late 1940s, a powerful and unrelenting duo - lead by McKinley Burnett and Lucinda Todd - took on the law of the land: Jim Crow's "separate but equal".
Conducting several dozen in-person interviews with those whom were participants in the landmark case and remember the times, interviewing the only child to testify in the case, Mrs. Katherine Carper Sawyer and reading several noteworthy books, Tyson Williams has crafted and awe-inspiring, suspenseful, tear-jearking story that takes you back 65 years. One of the greatest works of his life, Smoke Behind Closed Doors invites you into the very house where the Citizen's Committee tore into the fibers of racism and demanded change for all the people of the land.