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Date:
March 31, 2019
Time:
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:
Morton Theatre
Address:
195 West Washington St.
(Downtown)

Athens, GA 30601
Contact:
706-613-3771
Cost:
$10 donation general admission/$5 students
Below Baldwin
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Below Baldwin

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Film presentation by the Morton Theatre Corporation

The Morton Theatre Corporation and Enlightened Media Productions present the premiere of “Below Baldwin: How an Expansion Project Unearthed a University’s Legacy of Slavery.”

On November 17, 2015, construction on Baldwin Hall on the University of Georgia campus came to a halt when workers uncovered human remains on the site. DNA tests revealed what many local residents already knew to be true: these were the remains of former slaves. This uncovering and the events that followed have forced the often-omitted histories of slavery and segregation to rise to the surface, both at the University of Georgia and in Athens.
“Below Baldwin," featuring Fred Smith, Linda Davis, Alvin Sheats, Linda Lloyd, Mariah Parker, Broderick Flanigan, and others, chronicles the series of events between November 2015 and today. But more than that - this documentary showcases a community’s persistent efforts to connect to its past, and to win recognition and redress – for both past and present injustices.
Below Baldwin is a film by Joe Lavine, produced by Enlightened Media Productions. Following the film, there will be a panel Q&A discussion. Popcorn and water will be on sale for $1 each. The event is open to the public, and donations are gratefully accepted. All are welcome! On-street and deck parking are available for free on Sundays.