‘Always in Season’ explores the history of lynching

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala. Photo by Ron Cogswell, Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

Between 2005 and 2016, at least 20 Black people were found hanging in public places, and the deaths are often ruled suicides after police investigations. Jacqueline Olive’s documentary film “Always in Season explores the history of lynching, its prominence between the end of the Civil War and World War II, and why the threat may not be over.