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Fair Game: Surviving a 1960 Georgia Lynching

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum, Boston MA

Feb 07 2019
Fair Game: Surviving a 1960 Georgia Lynching

Join documentary filmmaker Clennon King for a screening of Fair Game: Surviving a 1960 Georgia Lynching followed by a discussion of the film.

Join documentary filmmaker Clennon King for a screening of Fair Game: Surviving a 1960 Georgia Lynching followed by a discussion of the film. While John F. Kennedy was making a run for the White House in May 1960, James Fair, Jr.—a 24-year-old black Navy veteran from Bayonne, New Jersey—made a fateful pitstop in rural Early County, Georgia, on a roadtrip to Florida. In just three days, he had been arrested, tried, and convicted for the rape and murder of an 8-year old girl and had been

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$20 (general admission)

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The reception for this event will begin at 5:30 pm. The film screening will begin at 6 pm, at which time the bar will close.

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