Atlanta University will show a film on the county of Georgia called lynching

A new documentary exam about the 1960 Blakely, Georgia murder trial will help kill many of these judicial themes as the Black History Item marked at the Georgia Institute of Technology on Wednesday, February 13.

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The movie will be shown, "Fair Game: Living at Georgia Lynching 1960" at 3:30 p.m. at Georgia Tech Student Center Center. Clennon L. King, Albany, Georgia, native, native of the documentary, wrote and produced a visit to the town of Blakely, in the Early County, with at least 24 men, and when 1960 , the former Black Navy President from New Jersey was almost the 25th victim.

In May 1960, James Fair Jr went to a friend on a road trip to visit relatives in Blakely, which could lead to Long County to be more limited, in line with murder (and alleged rape) age 8 years old girl, Yvonne Holmes. Permit the capture of local law enforcement Fair for crime. Within three days, a local Judge sentenced to a chairman of electricity in Georgia (without a jury trial), taking her mother, Alice Fair, to set up a 18 month campaign to save her son's life.

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The King made his films dedicated to the 24 black men in Luath-County and to his late father, civil justice solicitor C.B. King, who tried to ban Aonach from the 25th victim. The civil rights legend showed C.B. King and Atlanta, Donald L. Hollowell, Fair in his appeal. (Greatly, the Royal Irish Courthouse C.B. in Albany was the first federal court house in the former Jim Crow South named by a Blackman).

"We can mark or reconstruct history," said the King. "This documentary shows in real time this man went and shows what we have as black people, especially black men, through today."

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The film has some luminaries, including the native Vernon Jordan from Atlanta, who was a young legal clerk of the case, and Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, inception of Morehouse Medical School and former Secretary of Health and Human Services under President George HW Bush, who grew up in Blakely.

"The motivation made by this film was to increase my own community to look at ourselves," said King. "We have responsibility for us in our own history."

"Fair Game" is the second information about the King. His first time, he won "Passage at St. Augustine: The Move Black Matters Movement That Transformed America" ​​The Henry Hampton Award for Excellence in an Information Movie Film at the Roxbury International Film Festival 2015.

"We need to be American Americans to accept our story in each of them," said King. "We celebrate the integrity of our story by doing so."

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The king is not delighted that the story about Nenagh is saying, so he wants to reopen the murder case of Yvonne Holmes at present. The filmmaker wrote a letter to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to re-open the case, as he said he feels that some questions are left unanswered.

"The state has never had the job to solve the situation," said King. "This is a cold case that never responded to anyone. It came almost 60 years ago. James Fair was the man falling."

Event details:

Georgia's Diversity Institute organizes screening. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required in advance. After the movie, Clennon L. King will participate in a Question & Answer session.

Visitor parking is located behind the student center, 350 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta. For more information, contact the King at 207-450-3585.

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