To mark this Saturday's annual Moore’s Ford lynchings reenactment, we revisit an interview with Jacqueline Olive, director of the film ‘Always in Season’; John Lewis on the redemption of the South; author Bruce Feiler on his novel "Life is in the Transitions."

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The 2019 documentary Always In Season looks at the history of racism and lynching in the United States and connects it to the racial climate and justice today. As part of this narrative, the film follows the annual reenactment of the killing of four people by a mob in Monroe, Georgia in 1946 — known as the Moore’s Ford lynchings. To mark the annual reenactment, On Second Thought revisited our February discussion with Jacqueline Olive, director of Always in Season.

The struggle against racial injustice and violence was a guiding force of U.S. Representative John Lewis’ life. Since his death a week ago, tributes, photographs and stories of the beloved civil rights leader — who became known as the “Conscience of the Congress” — have proliferated across the media. On Second Thought took a moment to remember John Lewis, and aired a clip from the congressman’s interview with Chuck Reece of The Bitter Southerner podcast.

Author Bruce Feiler joined Virginia Prescott for one of the Atlanta History Center’s virtual author talks. His new book, Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age, draws wisdom from people who have found meaning and acceptance from disruptions and upheavals in life. 

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