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WDKX.com » Event » FREE screening of Shadows of The Lynching Tree
Apr 16th 2013 10:22 am
FREE screening of Shadows of The Lynching Tree
by vr


Members of the community are invited to attend a free screening of Shadows of the Lynching Tree, a powerful documentary that chronicles the shrouded history of lynching in America.

7p.m. on Thursday, April 18, in the Eisenhart Auditorium at the Rochester Museum & Science Center (657 East Ave., Rochester).

A short question and answer session with nationally renowned producer and director Carvin Eison will immediately follow the screening.

Shadows of the Lynching Tree probes the heart of white-hot hatred, unimaginable violence, and hope. The film centers on a brief encounter between two boys, both named Jesse, one black, the other white. Following a 1916 incident in Waco, Texas, Jesse Washington, the 17-year-old Black youth, was summarily tried and lynched. The second Jesse, a 10-year-old white lad from James Baldwin's short story "Going to Meet the Man" is taken by his father to witness the lynching. Expertly weaving the two narratives together, the film tells the story of the countless numbers of African-Americans who were murdered at the end of a rope. Throughout the film, Eison poses the question of whether, in the age of Obama, we have reconciled this misshapen history or does its legacy live on?

WDKX.com » Event » FREE screening of Shadows of The Lynching Tree
Apr 16th 2013 10:22 am
FREE screening of Shadows of The Lynching Tree
by vr


Members of the community are invited to attend a free screening of Shadows of the Lynching Tree, a powerful documentary that chronicles the shrouded history of lynching in America.

7p.m. on Thursday, April 18, in the Eisenhart Auditorium at the Rochester Museum & Science Center (657 East Ave., Rochester).

A short question and answer session with nationally renowned producer and director Carvin Eison will immediately follow the screening.

Shadows of the Lynching Tree probes the heart of white-hot hatred, unimaginable violence, and hope. The film centers on a brief encounter between two boys, both named Jesse, one black, the other white. Following a 1916 incident in Waco, Texas, Jesse Washington, the 17-year-old Black youth, was summarily tried and lynched. The second Jesse, a 10-year-old white lad from James Baldwin's short story "Going to Meet the Man" is taken by his father to witness the lynching. Expertly weaving the two narratives together, the film tells the story of the countless numbers of African-Americans who were murdered at the end of a rope. Throughout the film, Eison poses the question of whether, in the age of Obama, we have reconciled this misshapen history or does its legacy live on?