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Dignity and Defiance: Mary Church Terrell

Title:Dignity and Defiance: Mary Church Terrell
Date & Time:Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. (Map This)
Event Details:Raised in privilege but degraded by persistent racial prejudice, Mary Church Terrell fought for the basic human right to be treated equally. Born the year of the Emancipation Proclamation, she made it her life’s mission to fight for justice. She, along with her husband, became champions of this cause. Along the way, their house became a beacon for change. Today, her former home on 326 T Street is a dilapidated frame in LeDroit Park. Its current state threatens to erase a landmark that deserves to be preserved for a woman whose efforts continue to impact this city.
Learn more about this fascinating woman by screening the new documentary with Robin Hamilton, an Emmy-award winning journalist, television host, moderator and writer. Currently based in Washington, DC, Robin is a correspondent for the local Tribune affiliate’s newsmagazine program NewsPlus, and has hosted DC50-TV’s award-winning Black History month series for the past 4 years. She wrote, produced and directed her first film, This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer about famed Civil Rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. Dignity and Defiance: A Portrait of Mary Church Terrell is her second documentary.
This event is cosponsored with Port of Harlem Magazine.
Link:https://shop.alexandriava.gov
Fees:$10
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Black History Museum, Museums, Parker Gray


For event details visit http://www.alexandriava.gov/c/17302
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