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A Crime on the Bayou Screening
August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
A Crime on the Bayou, a documentary released in 2020, is the story of Gary Duncan, a Black teenager from Plaquemines Parish. In 1966, Duncan tries to break up an argument between white and Black teenagers outside a newly integrated school. He gently lays his hand on a white boy’s arm. The boy recoils like a snake. That night, police burst into Duncan’s trailer and arrest him for assault on a minor. A young Jewish attorney, Richard Sobol, leaves his prestigious DC firm to volunteer in New Orleans. With his help, Duncan bravely stands up to a racist legal system powered by a white supremacist boss to challenge his unfair arrest. Their fight goes all the way to the US Supreme Court, and their lifelong friendship is forged.
Register for this screening here: https://thnoc-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZqYLjzjoR7OMvODoFDq-5w