From Longreads: Uncovering Hidden History on the Road to Clanton

Documentary filmmaker Lance Warren interrogates the silence around lynching in the American South.

By Lance Warren, October 2017

 

lynchingWe turned left at Maplesville and headed for Clanton, drawn by word of a Confederate flag and rumor of a lynching. Ida B. Wells wrote about the killing 125 years earlier. Now, we’d read in the paper, stars and bars flew nearby, well in view of drivers on Interstate 65 near the geographic center of Alabama. The flag adorns the Confederate Memorial Park and Museum in nearby Marbury. The lynching is all but forgotten. …

Read the article at Longreads.

View the trailer for An Outrage, a documentary film by Hannah Ayers and Lance Warren about lynching in the American South.

 

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