She Stood for Freedom: The Untold Story of a Civil Rights Hero, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland

She Stood for Freedom: The Untold Story of a Civil Rights Hero, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland


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Joan Trumpauer Mulholland grew up in Virginia in the 1950s and often visited her grandmother in Georgia where she witnessed the injustice of segregation firsthand. As a teenager she joined the Civil Rights Movement, attending demonstrations and sit-ins and was one of the Freedom Riders in 1961 who was arrested and put on death row for months at the notorious Parchman Prison. She was the first white student to integrate Tougaloo College, was the first white person to join in the 1963 Woolworth lunch counter sit-ins in Greensboro, N.C., and that same year helped plan and organize the March on Washington with Dr. Martin Luther King and was there for the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965 which contributed to the passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act that year. Her willingness to stand up for justice has been an inspiration, "Anyone can make a difference. It doesn't matter how old or young you are. Find a problem, get some friends together, and go fix it. Remember, you don't have to change the world . . . just change your world."


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ISBN-13: 9781629721774
Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing
Publication date: 08/02/2016
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 540,608
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 7 - 12 Years

About the Author

Loki Mulholland is an award-winning filmmaker. His film, An Ordinary Hero, tells his mother's story and is available presently at the National Civil Rights Museum and in numerous Civil Rights museums around the United States.

Charlotta Janssen was born in Maine to German parents. She received a degree in art from the University of the Arts in Berlin, Germany. Her art has been showcased in more than forty gallery exhibitions.

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