Independent Lens

Always in Season

Season 21  Episode 11

ALWAYS IN SEASON follows the tragedy of African American teenager Lennon Lacy, who in August 2014, was found hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro, North Carolina. His suspicious death was ruled a suicide by law enforcement, but Lennon’s mother, Claudia, her family, and many others believe Lennon was lynched.

The film chronicles Claudia's quest to learn the truth and takes a closer look at the lingering impact of more than a century of lynching African Americans and connects the dots to show us America’s history of lynching isn’t history at all - its sinister seeds still bear “strange fruit.”

Read an interview with the filmmaker: Jacqueline Olive Explores First Steps Toward Justice and Reconciliation