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Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence

Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence is a 50-minute documentary about the life and work of Georgia writer and activist Lillian Smith (1887 – 1966). This screening will be held at the Decatur Library Auditorium as part of the AJC Decatur Book Festival. The documentary, created by Hal and Henry Jacobs, explores Smith’s life as one of the first prominent white southerners openly denouncing racial segregation and actively working against Jim Crow.  In this screening, attendees will view the final version of the documentary, revised from feedback from audience screenings held at the Decatur Library earlier this year.

While this screening free to attend, seating is limited and tickets do require reservation.

The production of Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence was supported by Georgia Humanities.

Image: Lillian Smith, from the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries

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