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Descendants of victims and perpetrators of lynching work together to heal a violent history. Post-film conversation will be facilitated by staff of Film Streams and Inclusive Communities. Presented with the Omaha Community Council for Racial Justice and Reconciliation.

Film Information

Jacqueline Olive's searing debut film visits communities and citizens attempting to address America's violent racial past. The documentary centers on the case of Lennon Lacy. Despite suspicious details, local officials quickly ruled Lennon’s death a suicide, but his mother, Claudia, believes Lennon was lynched. Woven into this difficult story is that of a diverse group of reenactors, including the adult daughter of a former Ku Klux Klan leader, who annually dramatize a 1946 quadruple lynching to ensure the victims are never forgotten. As the terrorism of the past bleeds into the present, the film asks: What will it take for Americans to begin building a national movement for racial justice and reconciliation?

Free tickets for this one-time screening are limited to two per patron. Please note: Reserved tickets must be claimed or presented (for print-at-home tickets) by 6:45pm on the night of the event to guarantee admission. Any unclaimed tickets will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis to patrons on our wait-list.

Generously supported by the Honorable Laurie Smith Camp, United States District Court Judge.

Special Intro

The film will be introduced by Christopher Whitt, PhD, Vice Provost for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at Creighton University and steering committee member of OCCRJR. Dr. Whitt will also be facilitating a post-film community discussion about race relations in Omaha.

 

Location ​Film Streams Ruth Sokolof Theater 1340 Mike Fahey St. Omaha, NE 68102