Dignity and Defiance: A Portrait of Mary Church Terrell

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 • 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Frick Environmental Center
Free

Add to Calendar08/19/2020 05:30 PM08/19/2020 08:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkFrom Slavery to Freedom Film Series: “Dignity and Defiance: A Portrait of Mary Church Terrell”Join us at the Frick Environmental Center for a screening of “Dignity and Defiance: A Portrait of Mary Church Terrell,” part of the 2020 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series.Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15217Heinz History CenterfalseMM/DD/YYYY

Join us for a screening of “Mary Church Terrell” on Aug. 19, as part of the 2020 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series presented by the African American Program of the Heinz History Center.

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.

Admission

Admission is free. Registration is not required.

This public program will be held at the Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15217

For more information, please contact Samuel W. Black, director of African American Programs, at 412-454-6391 or swblack@heinzhistorycenter.org.

African Americn Program at the History Center

The 2020 From Slavery to Freedom film series includes:

Wednesday, February 26: What Does Trouble Mean?: Nate Smith’s Revolution
Wednesday, May 27: Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice
Wednesday, August 19: Dignity and Defiance: A Portrait of Mary Church Terrell
Wednesday, November 18: Dark Girls