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From Slavery to Freedom Film Series - "Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek"

Presented by Senator John Heinz History Center at Online/Virtual Space

Feb 17 2021
From Slavery to Freedom Film Series - "Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek"

The From Slavery to Freedom Film Series, in partnership with the Frick Environmental Center of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, examines themes from the Heinz History Center’s award-winning exhibition through the presentation of film screenings.

For Black History Month, the History Center will virtually screen “Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek,” which explores the painful but inspiring journey of Derrick Evans, a Boston teacher who moves home to coastal Mississippi when the graves of his ancestors are bulldozed to make way for the sprawling city of Gulfport.

Over the course of a decade, Derrick and his neighbors stand up to powerful corporate interests and politicians and face ordeals that include Hurricane

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Admission is free. Please register in advance at www.heinzhistorycenter.org/events. You will be emailed information about how to join the screening and discussion virtually.

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