September 13, 2020 - September 19, 2020
Film Screening for Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence
Sunday, September 13, 2020
The Peachtree City Library is happy to share this free screening of Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence thanks to a collaboration with Georgia Public Libraries and the Georgia Humanities.
The 52-munite documentary (2019) by the father-son team of Hal and Henry Jacobs tells the story of Lillian Smith (1897-1966), who was one of the first white, Southern authors to speak out against segregation. Her novel Strange Fruit (1944) made her a nationally known writer and she used her fame to become an activist and early supporter of the Civil Rights Movement. All but forgotten now, Lillian Smith challenged the status quo and in doing so earned the respect of Martin Luther King, Jr., James Baldwin, John Lewis, and others.
View the film trailer at: https://vimeo.com/270713166
Film Homepage: https://lilliansmithdoc.com/
View the full documentary September 13-19, 2020 at : https://lilliansmithdoc.com/private-screening-peachtree