A robe worn by actress Vivien Leigh in the movie "Gone With the Wind" is one of the prized possessions of the Road to Tara Museum in Jonesboro.
Photo: ROAD TO TARA MUSEUM
Photo: ROAD TO TARA MUSEUM

Jonesboro’s “Gone With the Wind” museum to honor movie’s black cast 

One of Clayton County’s biggest attractions has a few new additions to keep it tops among tourists.

The Road to Tara Museum, a Jonesboro attraction that celebrates the film “Gone With the Wind,” has updated its gift shop and added a new exhibit to actress Butterfly McQueen, who played Prissy in the movie. 

In celebration of the film’s 80th anniversary, the museum is offering 80 cent admissions on Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with historic bus tours set for $8. 

Scarlett O'Hara look-alike Joanna Griffin will attend the event between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday and will be available for photos. Author John Wiley Jr., a “Gone With the Wind” expert and author of “The Scarlett Letters: The Making of the Film Gone With the Wind,” will also join the celebration to sign books from 1-3 p.m.

Sunday’s celebration will kickoff a year-long emphasis by the museum on the contributions of African American actors to “Gone With the Wind.”

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