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Lincoln School Screening @ the Esquire Theater

February 25 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Join us a screening of our Lincoln School documentary with a panel discussion at the Esquire Theater in Cincinnati!

Introductory remarks will be given by Prof. Omotayo Banjo, the documentary will be screened, and then the panel will start with Prof. Banjo moderating, and Ahmed Lavalais (Prof. of Law at the UC College of Law), Melvin Barnes (Program Office for the Ohio Humanities Council and also in the documentary), and Andrea Torrice (the filmmaker and producer).

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.

If you’re curious about other Ohio stories, check out our grant page. Tune in to other events on our calendar, too!

Ohio Humanities


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The Esquire Theater

320 Ludlow Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220 United States
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541 West Rich Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Office: 614.461.7802