Upcoming Screenings

To schedule a screening, contact haljacobs@gmail.com.

August 30, 2019 | Decatur, Ga. | 7 p.m. | Decatur Library (sponsored by the Decatur Book Festival) | tickets no longer available

August 31, 2019 | Decatur, Ga. | 7:30 p.m. | Friends Meeting House (701 West Howard Avenue) | Reserve seats here (free RSVP)

September 5, 2019 | Portland, Oregon | 7 p.m. | Clinton Street Theater

September 17, 2019 | Demorest, Ga. | 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. (in conjunction with guest talk) | Swanson Center Screening Room, Piedmont College

September 19, 2019 | Athens, Ga. | 6 p.m. | Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Richard B. Russell Building, University of Georgia | FREE

October 10, 2019 | Jasper, Fla. | 6 p.m. | Jasper Public Library

October 17, 2019 | Sapphire, N.C. | 7 p.m. | Camp Merrie-Woode | Reserve seats here (free RSVP)

October 26, 2019 | Athens, Ga. | 12 p.m. | Lillian E. Smith Symposium ($25 registration required), sponsored by the Lillian E. Smith Center of Piedmont College

November 7, 2019 | LaGrange, Ga. | 7 p.m. | Beason Recital Hall, West Side Building, LaGrange College

Past Screenings

August 14, 2019 | Phillips State Prison (sponsored by Common Good Atlanta)

May 16, 17, 19, 2019 | Decatur, Ga.| Decatur Library (sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book)

Panelists at our premiere screening at the Decatur Library: (from left) Brenda Bynum, Craig Amason, Hal Jacobs, Patricia Bell-Scott, Rose Gladney (photo by Joe Boris).

Panelists at our premiere screening at the Decatur Library: (from left) Brenda Bynum, Craig Amason, Hal Jacobs, Patricia Bell-Scott, Rose Gladney (photo by Joe Boris).


ARTS/ATL, “Breaking The Silence” To Shed Light on the Life of Georgia Author and Activist Lillian Smith, by Donna Mintz (December 19, 2018)


Craig Amason, Director of Lillian E. Smith (LES) Center and Piedmont College Archivist

Patricia Bell-Scott, PhD, Author of The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice (2016, winner of the Lillian Smith Book Award and named Booklist Best Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year by the American Library Association); professor emerita of women’s studies and human development and family science at the University of Georgia

Julia Brock, PhD, Assistant professor of history, University of Alabama

Brenda Bynum, Writer/Actress of one-woman show “Jordan Is So Chilly: An Encounter with Lillian Smith”

Nannette Curran, Clayton resident and acquaintance of Lillian Smith

Nancy Smith Fichter, PhD, LES niece and former chair of FSU Dance Department

Rose Gladney, PhD, Co-editor of A Lillian Smith Reader (2016); Editor of How Am I to Be Heard?: Letters of Lillian Smith (1993); professor emerita of American Studies at the University of Alabama

Lonnie King, leader of 1960 Atlanta Student Movement, Atlanta businessman

Susan Montgomery, Boston-area high school counsellor who has recently “discovered” Lillian Smith

Emily Pierce, Piedmont College student, Lillian E. Smith Fellow

Diane Roberts, PhD, Author, columnist, essayist, radio commentator, reviewer and professor, Florida State University

Tommye Scanlin, Weaver and board member of the Lillian E. Smith Center

Jane Stembridge, 1960s SNCC member, poet and personal friend of Lillian Smith

Christopher Willoughby, PhD, 2016 dissertation on “Pedagogies of the Black Body: Race and Medical Education in the Antebellum United States”

George Yancy, PhD, Author, Professor of Philosophy, Emory University, contributor to New York Times "The Stone" forum


Neutral Ground pt. 1 & 2
performed by Maggie Koerner
lyrics and music by Maggie Koerner

lyrics and music and performed by Flight of Swallows

lyrics, music and performance by Waiting4UFOs

performed by Jake Xerxes Fussell
lyrics and music by Loy Clingman
courtesy of Paradise of Bachelors

Red Prairie Dawn
performed by Front Porch Collective
music by Garry Harrison
courtesy of Genevieve Koester

Strange Fruit
performed by Fahamu Pecou, Allen the Human, Okorie Johnson
lyrics and music by Fahamu Pecou, Allen Michael Coe, Brian Harrison, Okorie Johnson
based on original song by Abel Meeropol 

Lloyd’s Groove
music and performance by Lloyd Buchanan

Midnight on the Water
performed by Front Porch Collective

Additional music from https://artlist.io/