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October 2017

Avery Fall Film Screening presents a free showing of ‘An Outrage’

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, 125 Bull Street
Charleston , SC 29424 United States
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AN OUTRAGE is a documentary film about lynching in the American South. Filmed on-location at lynching sites in six states and bolstered by the memories and perspectives of descendants, community activists, and scholars, this unusual historical documentary seeks to educate even as it serves as a hub for action to remember and reflect upon a long-hidden past.

Thousands of African Americans confronted, resisted, endured, and perished during the era of lynching in the American South. Beginning with the end of the Civil War and continuing well into the middle of the twentieth century, this extralegal, socially-sanctioned practice of torture and murder claimed the lives of at least 3,959 African American men, women, and children. This past is little-discussed today, even as its wounds fester.

Filmmakers will attend for a Q&A joined by cast member Fostenia Baker and her family.

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