On Akram Khater’s documentary: “The Romey Lynchings”
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, November 12 |7:00-8:00 | Screening and Conversation on Akram Khater’s documentary: “The Romey Lynchings”
Professor Akram Khater will introduce his documentary film: “The Romey Lynchings: A Story of Lebanese Immigrants” @ 7:00, followed by the 26-minute virtual screening and then a conversation with Matt Jacobson.
The Romey Lynchings tells the story of the deaths of Nou’la and Hasna Romey in Lake City, Florida, in 1929. N’oula Romey was the fourth victim of racial terror that year in Florida and one of 10 people who were lynched by white mobs across the U.S. in 1929 alone. Just hours before, his wife, Hasna (Fannie) Rahme, was fatally shot by Lake City police in the couple’s store.
Screening and conversation are part of the ongoing “Democracy in America” series
Zoom Webinar Link: https://yale.zoom.us/j/95819154971