George King Collection

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Collection Details

Collection Dates: 1987
Scope and Content Note: Production materials related to the making of the film "You can't judge a book by looking at its cover," a documentary about actor John O'Neal and his creative processes. Filmed in Chicago and Atlanta, the film documents and explores O'Neal's relation to his community and the ways he incorporates history and lived experience to depict the destructive consequences of rural to urban migration through a fictional character, Junebug Jabbo Jones. Mr. O'Neal was a member of SNCC, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, in the 1960s and was the founder of the Free Southern Theater. He died in 2019.
Biographical Note: George King is an Atlanta-based documentary film and radio producer.  He contributed to the 1997 Peabody Award-winning documentary series "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?"
Extent: materials related to You Can't Judge a Book By it's Cover -- primarily 3/4" tape

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