Freeman Receives Key to Natchez, Films Season 2 of Docuseries


by Cherie Ward, Our Mississippi Home

The second season of the History Channel’s hit docuseries, Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman, is underway in Natchez and Mayor Dan Gibson thought the 85-year-old’s presence was an incredible opportunity to honor him as a Mississippian, patriot, actor, and friend.

Gibson said he will never forget the experience he had as he presented Freeman with a Key to the City of Natchez.

“His charm and love for people were far more than I’ve ever imagined. I’ll never forget it,” Gibson said. “I’ve been a fan of Morgan Freeman all my life. I can’t even begin to count the movies I’ve watched that he starred in. Among his films are my favorite movies.”

Gibson said he personally wrote the language on the certificate that was presented with the key to Freeman because he wanted to…

This article first appeared on Our Mississippi Home.

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