Lynching of Matthew Williams subject of documentary film

Premiere to be online Dec. 4 which is 90th anniversary of this brutal act in Salisbury

Posted 12/3/21

On Saturday, Dec. 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. there will be a world premiere of the documentary film Hidden in Full View commemorating the 90-year anniversary of the lynching in Salisbury of 23-year-old …

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Lynching of Matthew Williams subject of documentary film

Premiere to be online Dec. 4 which is 90th anniversary of this brutal act in Salisbury

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On Saturday, Dec. 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. there will be a world premiere of the documentary film Hidden in Full View commemorating the 90-year anniversary of the lynching in Salisbury of 23-year-old Matthew Williams.

Hidden in Full View is produced and co-written by Dr. Charles L. Chavis Jr., a professor, historian, and racial justice advocate and Director of African and African American Studies at George Mason University. It is based on Dr. Chavis’ activism and investigation of racial terror on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and is based on his forthcoming book, The Silent Shore: The Lynching of Matthew Williams and the Politics of Racism in the Free State (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2022).

Hidden in Full View is his debut feature short documentary in a series of shorts that will uncover lesser-known episodes of racial terror in Black communities throughout the United States.

After the screening, a community conversation on social justice and the role of the truth to fuel restorative justice will be moderated by Prophet, co-founder of #breathewithme Revolution and the Black Music Action Coalition. He will be joined by Dr. Chavis and panelists:

  • David Fakunle, Chair, Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission;
  • Katrina Binutu, Filmmaker, Crue Films;
  • Samson Binutu, Filmmaker, Crue Films;
  • Shanie Shields, Salisbury Activist, Director, Charles Chipman Cultural Center;
  • Jeannie Jones, descendant of Matthew Williams; and
  • Amber Green, Salisbury Activist and Director, Fenix Youth Project.

Register to see the film at  World Premiere of Hidden in Full View Documentary.