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Additional screenings of Lillian Smith documentary scheduled

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Additional screenings of Lillian Smith documentary scheduled

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The Decatur Public Library’s upcoming screenings of the new Lillian Smith documentary have now sold out, but other screening dates have been added.

The film covers the life of southern activist and writer Lillian Smith. Smith, who wrote the novel “Strange Fruit,” criticized segregation and worked to dismantle Jim Crow laws in the mid-20th century.

“Her voice is just as relevant today on issues of segregation and white supremacy as it was in her day,” an event announcement said.

The screenings at the library will take place on Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17.

With those showings, full, though, the Georgia Center for the Book has added a special matinee at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 19. You can RSVP for the screening here.

The film will also be screened at Decatur Book Festival, which has yet to have a date announced.

Finally, the University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell library will show the film on Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. No additional details have been provided yet about that screening.

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