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Lincoln School Screening @ Case Western
February 22 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join Ohio Humanities’ staff and board for a screening of our Lincoln School documentary with a panel discussion at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland!
The documentary screens at 4:30 pm, followed by a panel discussion featuring: Dr. Melvin Barnes, Jr., Historian and Ohio Humanities Program Officer; James Hardiman, civil rights attorney; Dr. Marilyn Sanders Mobley, Emerita Professor of English and African American Studies at Case Western Reserve University; and Dr. Carlotta Penn, Daydreamers Press founder and author of Step by Step: How the Lincoln School Marchers Blazed a Trail to Justice.
When their school district refused to integrate after Brown v. Board of Education was decided in 1954, a group of Black mothers in Southwest Ohio marched their children to the white school, demanding admission, only to be turned away every day for two years. Their activism resulted in one of the longest sustained protests of the civil rights era. Today, their children remain committed to telling the story of their mothers’ activism and of Ohio’s role in the movement.
Please register for the event here.
If you want to read more about this story, visit our Lincoln School Story page.