Virtual Discussion with Filmmaker: The Long Shadow, Thursday, Sept. 16 at 7:00

Filmmaker Frances Causey was born in segregated Greensboro, N.C. in the early ’60s, “where white superiority was never questioned.” But with family in N.C. and Mississippi, with ancestral ties to slavery era Virginia, as an adult she pondered what she and her family had seen and accepted in “the racist South of my childhood.”

Spurred by eruptions of violence like Dylan Roof’s murderous assault on an African American church Charleston, she wondered about her own family’s place in fomenting America’s racial divide, and being a documentarian she saw a movie in that. “Our family history haunted me enough to make this film.”

Join Emmy award-winning filmmaker Frances Causey to discuss her documentary, “The Long Shadow,” about her North Carolina family’s slaveholding past and how the American legacy of slavery exists today.

Library link to register for this event that is co-sponsored by Action Ridge:

This program will be held virtually through Zoom. You can view the film from Friday, Sept. 10- Friday, Sept. 17.

The Q and A with Frances Causey, the director, will be on Thursday, Sept. 16 at 7:00.

Stream the documentary and submit questions for Frances at

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