Carnegie Hall presents ‘You Belong to Me’

you-belong-to-meCarnegie Hall will host the second installment of the On Screen/In Person film series at 7 p.m. (informal reception at 6:30 p.m.) on Friday, Oct. 21.
“You Belong To Me” is a compelling documentary that revisits the 1952 murder case in which Ruby McCollum, a black woman, fatally shot a white doctor, state Senator-elect Clifford Leroy Adams, in Florida.
The film compiles research and interviews about the murder and subsequent court trial of Ruby McCollum in which she testified that Adams, the son of a powerful political family, had forced her into a long sexual relationship that resulted in an unwanted child, and that she shot him in self-defense. The slaying and ultimate trial stirred race relations in the southern town, and brought to light a left over legacy from the slavery era of a white man’s right to a black woman’s body, known as “Paramour Rights.”
Q&A with filmmaker Jude Hagin will immediately follow the film. Representatives from The Family Refuge center will also be on hand to answer questions and provide additional information.
Cost of admission to the reception, film, and Q&A is $2 at the door. This programming is made possible by the generous support of the One Foundation and Sarah and Jim Umberger. On Screen/In Person is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts.
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