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6:30 PM, Sunday, Nov 12, 2017
Downtown Mall : Violet Crown A
Director: Hannah Ayers, Lance Warren
Fostenia Baker, Thelma Dangerfield, McArthur Gray, Andre Johnson.
Preceded by the short film An Act of Terror (16 min.)
A documentary film about lynching in the American South, An Outrage was filmed on location at lynching sites in six states. Beginning with the end of the Civil War and continuing well into the middle of the twentieth century, the unchecked torture and murder of African American men, women, and children claimed the lives of more than 4,000. This historical account, produced by Richmond, Virginia-based filmmakers — and bolstered by memories and perspectives of descendants, community activists, and scholars — premiered at the Smithsonian Museum of American History and will screen in thousands of middle school, high school, and college classrooms through distribution by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Discussion with co-directors Hannah Ayers and Lance Warren, moderated by Justin Reid (Virginia Foundation for the Humanities)
Presented by James Madison’s Montpelier