Join the African American Program of the Heinz History Center for a screening of “Dignity and Defiance: A Portrait of Mary Church Terrell” on Aug. 19, as part of the 2020 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series.
Following a virtual screening of “Dignity and Defiance: A Portrait of Mary Church Terrell,” join African American Program Director Samuel W Black and film producer Robin Hamilton for a discussion about the film.
ABOUT THE FILM
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 in Washington, D.C. Its current state threatens to erase a landmark that deserves to be preserved for a woman whose efforts continue to impact the city.
This virtual program is free. In order to receive instructions on how to attend this program virtually, please register online.