The Free State of Jones

Free Screening & Author Presentation: Free State of Jones

Venue: Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg
Organizations: Virginia Center for Civil War Studies

The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech presents a free screening of “Free State of Jones” on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Lyric Theatre.

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Event Types: Arts & Theatre, Speaking Engagements
Cost: Free

The latest installment in the Civil War Film Series showcases the fascinating true story of a group of black and white Mississippians who challenged the Confederacy and everything it stood for.

The 2016 film is rated R and stars Matthew McConaughey and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

For more information on the film, visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1124037/.

Dr. Victoria E. Bynum, author of the book “The Free State of Jones”, will be on hand to give a brief lecture and lead an audience discussion.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

The Lyric Theatre is located at 135 College Avenue in Blacksburg, VA.

For more information on the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, visit: http://www.civilwar.vt.edu or https://www.facebook.com/VCCWS.

For more information on the Lyric, visit: http://www.thelyric.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/lyric.blacksburg or call 540-951-4771.

2 replies »

  1. Victoria,

    How I would love to go to this and meet you!

    Stephanie Bodden (great, great, great, great-niece of Jasper Collins and History teacher!)

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