The screening of a new documentary profiling a Southwest Georgia town infamous for lynching will help mark Black History Month at Georgia Institute of Technology next month.
The film entitled “Fair Game: Surviving A 1960 Georgia Lynching” profiles Blakely, Georgia, where 24 known Black men were lynched, and where, in 1960, a Black New Jersey Navy veteran risked becoming the 25th victim.
Written, directed and produced by Boston-based documentary filmmaker Clennon L. King, of Albany, the 65-minute film will screen at The Student Center Theater, Georgia Institute of Technology, 350 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332 on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. King will introduce his documentary, before leading a post screening discussion on the film’s narrative, followed by audience Q&A.
“I’m delighted Georgia Tech invited me to share this work in my home state about a county that was notorious for lynching deaths, second only to Atlanta,” said King. “With the opening of the national museum on lynching, the deaths of Blacks in police custody and their current over-incarceration, this film is both timely and relevant and hopefully offers audiences a granular look at a problem still alive and well.”
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