Lennon Lacy

from the film Always in Season

There was a time when lynchings were treated like a parade through town or a big community event. Some were even commemorated on picture postcards and mailed to friends and family around the country.

Lennon Lacy, Bladenboro, NC NAACP, Hanging
Leoneda Inge / WUNC

The tragic story of a black teenager from North Carolina will be featured during this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Utah. It's called “Always in Season.”

Lennon Lacy, Bladenboro, NC NAACP, Hanging
Leoneda Inge / WUNC

Two years ago, a young African-American male was found hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro, North Carolina. Local and federal law enforcement officials ruled the hanging death of Lennon Lacy, 17, a suicide. But his family is not convinced and suspects Lacy was murdered.

Lennon Lacy, Bladenboro, NC NAACP, Hanging
Leoneda Inge / WUNC

Two years ago today, 17-year-old Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a swing set in a Bladenboro, North Carolina trailer park.