My Hair, My Health PDX Fundraiser:
Streaming Standing on My Sister’s Shoulders
Summary of movie: https://youtu.be/GJbhG7BN9AI
Celebrate the brave Black women that fought voter suppression in the 1960s and WON!
August 21st, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Zoom Panel Discussion at 2pm
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About Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders
The award-winning documentary “Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders” 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. The film has been in dozens of film festivals, winning ten awards, and has been shown worldwide. Directed by Laura J. Lipson.
This fast-paced inspiring documentary reveals how the backbone of the Mississippi Civil Rights movement was a small group of dedicated, strong, black women. They were poor and underfunded, yet fiercely determined to have their share of America’s promise; to give their children a better life. These women risked their lives to register to vote, to integrate the public-school system, and to integrate the political structure of the state.
Meet the Women in 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
- Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a white student activist 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.