Telling Stories: Gone With the Wind and American Memory Panel Discussion

Public Programs
Tuesday, Jul 30 @ 6pm - 9pm

Not-yet-members. $20.

Members. $15.

Insiders. $10.

Join us for a panel discussion featuring experts discussing the history and cultural impact of landmark book and film, Gone With the Wind. This event will be held at Margaret Mitchell House at Atlanta History Center Midtown, 979 Crescent Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30309. Guests will have the opportunity to view the new exhibition Telling Stories: Gone With the Wind and American Memory before hearing from some of the scholars and curators involved in creating the exhibition.


6:00pmDoors open, opportunity for guests to view exhibition Telling Stories: Gone With the Wind and American Memory
7:00pmPanel discussion begins in Commercial Row event space located beside the Margaret Mitchell House
8:30pmPanel discussion concludes; guests will again have the opportunity to view Telling Stories: Gone With the Wind and American Memory if they did not have the opportunity to do so before the discussion
9:00pmExhibition closes for the evening


  • Stephane Dunn, Ph.D., Cinema, Television, and Emerging Media Studies Department Chair at Morehouse College

    Stephane Dunn, PhD, M,A, MFA is a writer, filmmaker, professor, and cultural scholar. Professor Dunn teaches at Morehouse College and is one of the co-founders and first directors of the Morehouse Cinema, Television & Emerging Media Studies (CTEMS) department. She is the author of the book, Baad Bitches & Sassy Supermamas: Black Power Action Films (University of Illinois Press), and the novel Snitchers (2022). Dr. Dunn has been featured on A & E Network’s ‘Voices Magnified’, E! Entertainment, NPR, and the documentary Body Parts, Her essays and reviews  have appeared in a number of edited books and publications, including Ms. Magazine, Newsweek, The Chronicle of Higher Education,, The Atlantic, and Vogue, among others. She is the 2016 Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award winner for Snitchers, 2020 Finish Line/Tirota Social Impact Screenwriting Competition winner for her screenplay Chicago ’66, and a 2024 Mlab Women of Color short film screenplay finalist in addition to having written and produced two award winning short films.

  • Matthew Bernstein, Ph.D., Goodrich C. White Professor, Film and Media at Emory University

    Dr. Bernstein has been teaching film history and criticism at Emory since 1989 and served as chair of the Film and Media department from 2006-2021. His research and teaching include the history of Hollywood, particularly in the studio era and film reception. More specifically, he explores the ways in which the business of Hollywood inflected production, genre and style and the dynamics of Hollywood’s self-regulation of content and its response to state and city censorship. This resulted in his books Walter Wanger, Hollywood Independent and Screening a Lynching: The Leo Frank Case on Film and Television and several anthologies. He is active in the Atlanta film scene, including through The Atlanta Cinema Club, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, and Midtown Cinema’s Tuesday night classic film series, and is the recipient of numerous grants and awards.

  • Timothy Frilingos, Director of Exhibitions at Atlanta History Center

    Timothy Frilingos currently works as the Director of Exhibitions at the Atlanta History Center. He received his M.A. in History and a Museum Studies Certificate from the University of Delaware where he worked for both the Historical Society of Delaware and Winterthur’s Historic Houses of Odessa. In Atlanta, Mr. Frilingos started his career as a Preparator for the Michael C. Carlos Museum before taking the position of Curator of Exhibits at the Georgia Capitol Museum. Mr. Frilingos then moved on to become the Director of Exhibitions at the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum in Midtown Atlanta. Prior to taking his current position at the Atlanta History Center, he worked as Manager-Exhibits at the Delta Flight Museum located at the Delta Air Lines Corporate Headquarters.

Moderated by Claire Haley, Vice President of Special Projects at Atlanta History Center

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