A tribute to Arlington’s own Freedom Rider and fearless civil rights activist
A photo-rich traveling display on the life of Joan Mulholland–from demonstrations against segregated Arlington restaurants to her work with Medgar Evers and imprisonment in Mississippi–is featured this month on the Central Library first floor near the Circulation Desk.
A program at Central on June 27 at 2 p.m. will include a screening of the documentary “An Ordinary Hero: The True Story of Joan Mulholland,” remarks by Joan, her son, filmmaker Loki Mulholland, and Delegate Patrick Hope. [program flyer pdf]
To learn more about Joan, watch an award-winning video from Arlington TV on the Library’s Center for Local History and its efforts to preserve the remarkable life stories of Arlington residents past and present.