Reel South: Soul City

About This Episode


Learn the story of a group of civil rights activists who attempted to build a multiracial utopia — Soul City — in the heart of North Carolina’s Klan country during the 1970s. Rich archival material, interviews with former and current Soul City residents, animation and soulful rhythms of the era bring alive the vision of founder Floyd B. McKissick and his band of idealists who, despite the odds stacked against them, risked it all to build the city of their dreams.

Reel South is a collaboration between UNC-TV and SCETV, and the Southern Documentary Fund (SDF).