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Scholars Day: April 15, 2009

Shadows of the Lynching Tree

Shadows of the Lynching Tree is a new documentary that probes the under-explored culture of lynching in the United States. Like a rope it weaves together three stories including James Baldwin's "Going to Meet the Man" and the candidacy of President Obama. The Documentary draws a tense line between the unresolved past and the emerging future. It is a very powerful and extremely provocative work. Shadows is the result of impeccable research, featuring scholars from Harvard, Cornell, UC Berkeley and NYU. In conclusion the film asks the viewer if the shadows of the lynching tree are still there.

Presenter: Carvin Eison (Faculty)
Topic: Communication
Location: 221 Hartwell
Time: 2:30 pm (Session IV)