The 30th of May is a film documentary about a Memorial Day celebration in Natchez, Mississippi and Vidalia, Louisiana which dates back to 1889.
Immediately after the end of the Civil War in 1865, newly freedmen and women all across the South began celebrating freedom with parades, ceremonies and special events. This documentary film is a story of black Americans and citizens in Natchez, Mississippi and Vidalia, Louisiana who have been marching to the Natchez National Cemetery to celebrate black military service since 1889. On it's 127th year, it's one of the longest-running Memorial Day celebrations in the country. Full of amazing characters, perseverance and a will to honor the fallen and those who served, the people of these two communities have established an incredible American legacy and tradition of remembrance, celebration and memorialization.