“Jordan is So Chilly”
When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21
Where: Lumpkin County High School Auditorium, 2001 Indian Drive, Dahlonega
Prominent civil rights activist and author Lillian Smith will reappear and share her thoughts with an audience thanks to Atlanta actress Brenda Bynum.
She will don the role of Smith in “Jordan is So Chilly,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Lumpkin County High School Auditorium, 2001 Indian Drive, Dahlonega.
The free performance is based on the writings of Lillian E. Smith, a Georgia author and human rights activist. She not only embraced the need for desegregation and opposition to Jim Crow, but emphasized the restructuring of racist thought and consideration early in the civil rights movement, along with cultivating the discussion of deeply rooted prejudices.
As author of “Strange Fruit” and “Killers of the Dream,” Smith argued for revisioning the psychological and sociological complexities of racism in the South, beginning with childhood.