Special Film Screening/Discussion: “An Ordinary Hero: The True Story of Joan Mulholland”–AT ARTISPHERE
|When:||Back to Calendar March 27, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm||Where:||Artisphere
1101 Wilson Boulevard
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Presented with the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, a special film screening followed by a panel discussion with the film’s subject and writer/director.
Arlington native Joan Trumpauer Mulholland grew up in a segregated South and emerged as an activist who fought fervently for the rights of others. Attacked and beaten during the courageous Freedom Rides of 1961, Joan was imprisoned, and hunted, but never wavered in her beliefs. She later taught for almost three decades at Arlington public schools.
“An Ordinary Hero” is a moving visual chronicle of Joan’s life story, containing rare images and footage from the Movement.
A panel discussion featuring William Pretzer, senior curator of History, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Joan Mulholland, and Loki Mulholland, writer and director, among others, will immediately follow the screening.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT ARTISPHERE, 1101 Wilson Blvd.
Learn more about Film Screenings at the Library.