Lily Hoyle is 12. She’s a sweet, smart little girl from Mobile, with blonde hair and braces.
She’s also the director, producer and star of a powerful documentary, “The Lynching That Brought Down the Klan in Alabama.”
The 10-minute video, researched and produced for National History Day, isn’t fluff. It takes on the most controversial of controversial subjects head-on. It has pictures of 19-year-old lynching victim Michael Donald on a morgue table with a noose around his neck, then lying in his coffin, his mother grieving at his funeral.
It shows Klansmen marching, and African Americans looking on with anger and disdain.