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Martin Luther King Jr.

Uniting a Country

Underground Railroad

Benjamin Banneker

Rosa Parks

Shirley Chisholm

Barack Obama Inaugurated

Tuskegee Airmen

Black Seminoles

Fort Mose

The Emancipation Proclamation

The March on Washington

Civil Rights Movement: Sit-ins

James Meredith

Freedom Rides

African American Cultural Contributions

Cowboy Bill

Ruby Bridges

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The Freedom Rides (5:30 Minutes)

They joked that the Freedom Rides was like a vacation until the buses were attacked and the call went out to send more Riders.

The Jackson Woolworth's Sit-in (3:44 Minutes)

It was one of the most violent sit-ins of the Civil Rights Movement. What was it like to sit at that lunch counter?

The March on Washington (2:58 Minutes)

It was one of the most violent sit-ins of the Civil Rights Movement. What was it like to sit at that lunch counter?

The 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing (3:41 Minutes)

The KKK would do anything to stop the Civil Rights Movement but bombing killing four innocent girls on Sunday at a church? That was unthinkable.

Freedom Summer (4:14 Minutes)

Registering black voters in Mississippi turned deadly when Joan’s friends are killed in an attempt to stop Freedom Summer.

An Ordinary Hero - Edited Version (35 Minutes)

The incredible true story of the Civil Rights Icon, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland. Take a journey through the Civil Rights Movement with this 35-minute version of the award-winning film.

An Ordinary Hero - Edited Version (46 Minutes)

The incredible true story of the Civil Rights Icon, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland. Take a journey through the Civil Rights Movement with this 46-minute version of the award-winning film.

Segregation (2:24 Minutes)

What was it like living under segregation? Joan’s friends describe their experiences.

The Uncomfortable Truth - Edited Version (46 Minutes)

The history of institutional racism in America through the lives of two people in this 46-minute version of the Emmy-winning documentary

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Primary Source Content from the Joan Trumpauer Mulholland Foundation

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Letter to Joan’s Mother from Parchman Prison, Mississippi, 1961

Joan Holding Picket Sign, North Carolina, 1960

Protest Flyer About the Freedom Rides, Washington, DC, 1961

A Page From Joan’s Diary While in Jail During the Freedom Rides, Mississippi,1961

Breach of the Peace, Mississippi,1961

Hate Mail Sent to Joan, Mississippi, 1962

Glass from the Bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church

Joan Demonstrating in North Carolina, 1960

Joan’s Mug Shot, Mississippi, 1961

Demonstration at Glen Echo Park, Maryland, 1960

Demonstration at Glen Echo Park, Maryland, 1960