Then and Now: The Changing Face of Jim Crow and Racial Justice

Date(s) - 03/21/2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Miller Auditorium at Eckerd College


Then and Now:

The Changing Face of Jim Crow and Racial Justice

A Film Screening & Conversation with the Filmmaker

March 21, 2019, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Miller Auditorium at Eckerd College

4200 54th Avenue S., St. Petersburg, FL 33711

Fifty-nine years ago, a black young Navy veteran passing through a Georgia town notorious for its lynchings was arrested for a heinous murder, tried, convicted and sentenced to death – in three days. A determined mother and tenacious legal team fought for over two years to spare James Fair Jr. from the electric chair. Clennon L. King’s documentary film Fair Game: Surviving a 1960 Georgia Lynching captures the drama of that epic legal fight at the dawn of the civil rights era and relates the vicious Jim Crow culture of 1960 to the more subtle racialization of criminal justice in the 21st century.

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Program Materials:

As part of Social and Behavioral Sciences week, Mr. King held a conversation with St. Petersburg College students at the Downtown Center.

View Video: Clennon King’s Conversation with Students at SPC’s Downtown Center 

View/Download: Then and Now Student Event Flyer

View/Download:Then and Now Flyer

View/Download: SPC Fair Game News Advisory