King documentary to air at Civil Rights Institute in Albany

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Two screenings of a new documentary profiling a southwest Georgia town infamous for lynchings will help mark Black History Month at the Albany Civil Rights Institute.

The film entitled “Fair Game: Surviving A 1960 Georgia Lynching” profiles the tiny Blakely community, 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 Albany Civil Rights Institute, located at 326 Whitney Ave., on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. King will introduce his documentary before leading a post-screening discussion, followed by audience Q&A. The program is free and open to the public.

See more at Albany Herald.

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