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Film About Bladen County Teen Lennon Lacy’s Death on PBS

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By Charlotte Smith

Lennon Lacy, who was a 17-year old West Bladen High School Football player, was found dead in August of 2014. He was found hanging from a swing set in a mobile home park not far from his home.

Now there is a series titled “Always in Season” on the death of Lacy. It premiered in January 2019 at the Sundance Film Festival. The documentary film features Claudia Lacy’s attempt to find answers and justice in her son’s death.

Lacy’s mother and family believe he was lynched.

Lacy’s death was investigated by the local police and by the FBI, all reaching the conclusion the death was a suicide. Rev. William Barber, with the NAACP, along with Lacy’s mother, Claudia Lacy, believe Lacy was murdered.

The documentary film takes a look at Lacy’s death and its inconsistencies. The film also explores Lacy’s death in the context of the historic lynchings of African Americans and other racial violence.

The film will air on PBS on Monday, February 24.

View the trailer: https://www.pbs.org/video/trailer-always-season-gzntea/

The documentary was written by Don Bernier and Jacqueline Olive according to the IMDb.com.

The production companies credited for the documentary are: Multitude Films (production), Naked Edge Films, andTell It Media.

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