An Outrage

The Avery Institute and Research Center for African American History and Culture will present a free screening of “An Outrage,” a new documentary film about lynching, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Avery Center, 125 Bull St.

The event, part of the Race and Social Justice Initiative at the College of Charleston, will include a post-screening discussion with the filmmakers, joined by Willie Griffin, professor of history at The Citadel, and Mari Crabtree, professor of African-American studies at the College of Charleston.

The film is directed, edited and produced by Hannah Ayers and Lance Warren, co-directors of Field Studio, based in Richmond, Va.

“An Outrage” had its world premiere at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., in March.

In April, it received the Audience Award at the Indie Grits Film Festival in Columbia.

‘An Outrage” was filmed at lynching sites in six states: Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee and Virginia.

“Our principal goal is to spur needed conversations that lead to real change,” Warren said.

“An Outrage” will be available for free to teachers starting this fall through the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project, an anti-bias education program with a network of nearly 500,000 teachers across the U.S.

The Avery Institute screening and discussion are free and open to the public. Register online at

Contact Adam Parker at or 843-937-5902.

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