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Freedom 55: An Evening with Loki Mulholland and Joan Trumpauer Mulholland

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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

50 East Freedom Way

Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Join us for a reception and discussion featuring Joan Trumpauer Mulholland and Loki Mulholland. This program is sponsored by The John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee and The Cincinnati Alumnae and Queen City Alumnae Chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

An Ordinary Hero follows the life of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a civil rights activist whose Freedom Rider mugshot has been called one of the most iconic in American history. By the time she was 23 years old, Joan had participated in over 50 sit-ins and demonstrations including the Freedom Rides, the Jackson Woolworth’s Sit-in, the March on Washington, the Meredith March and the Selma to Montgomery March. Her path has crossed with some of the biggest names in the Civil Rights Movement: Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer, John Lewis, Diane Nash and Julian Bond.

Joan has appeared in several books including Coming of Age in Mississippi, Breach of Peace, We Shall Not Be Moved and, She Stood For Freedom. She has appeared on television and news programs like the CBS Nightly News and award-winning documentaries including An Ordinary Hero, PBS’s Freedom Riders, Standing on My Sister’s Shoulders and the groundbreaking film Eyes on the Prize

An Ordinary Hero is directed and written by Joan Trumpauer Mulholland’s son, Loki. Loki Mulholland is an award-winning filmmaker, author and activist. An Emmy-winning producer who has received 40 Telly Awards, Loki’s films on race and social justice issues have won 12 Best Documentary awards. His first book, She Stood For Freedom was nominated for the 2017 Amelia Bloomer Award. Loki speaks across the country on issues of race and history. He is also the founder and Executive Director of the Joan Trumpauer Mulholland Foundation, an organization created to end racism through education.

This program is a continuation of film screenings and discussions commemorating the 55th anniversary of Freedom Summer, a 1964 voter registration drive also known as the Mississippi Summer project.

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