Standing On My Sisters’ Shoulders

PRESENTED BY: Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
7:00 PM, Tuesday, June 11, 2019 PST
Location: Beacon Hill (click for map)

This award-winning documentary is the compelling story of the Mississippi Civil Rights movement from the point of view of its remarkable and courageous women who changed the course of history.

Meet the women of the film: Unita Blackwell, a sharecropper turned activist, who became Mississippi’s first female black mayor; Mae Bertha Carter, a mother of 13, whose children became the first to integrate the Drew County schools against dangerous opposition; white student activist Joan Trumpauer Mulholland who not only participated in sit-ins but took a stand on integration by attending an all black university; Annie Devine and Victoria Gray Adams, who, along with Fannie Lou Hamer, stepped up and challenged the Democratic Party and President Johnson at the 1964 Convention.

They not only brought about change in Mississippi, but they altered the course of American history.

This event is free to the public.  Donations are greatly appreciated to help cover costs.

Special Guests: The Rev. Harriet Walden, a native of Florida and founder of Mothers for Police Accountability, will join us in post-film discussion.

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Release Year: 2002

Running Time: 60 minutes

Director: Laura J. Lipson

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