Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence Documentary Q&A Session
Join the Columbus Museum for an online Q&A session on the documentary film Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence. The discussion will feature filmmakers Hal and Henry Jacobs; Nick Norwood, Director of the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians; and Patricia Bell-Scott, a women’s studies scholar and the 2017 recipient of the Lillian Smith Book Award. The discussion will be moderated by Rebecca Bush, Curator of History, at the Columbus Museum.
Lillian Smith (1897–1966) gained national recognition as the author of Strange Fruit (1944) and Killers of the Dream (1949). Smith was one of the first prominent white southerners to denounce racial segregation openly and to work actively against the entrenched and brutally enforced world of Jim Crow. (Read more about Smith in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.)
The Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence documentary will be available for online screening from August 8–15, 2020, prior to and following the Q&A discussion of the film. Once attendees register for the event (registration is available at the link below), each registrant will receive an e-mail with instructions for accessing the online screening of the documentary. The live Q&A session will be held on August 13, 2020, from 4:00p.m.–5:00p.m. More information is available at the link below.