Join us for a screening of “Dignity and Defiance: A Portrait 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. After the film, join African American Program Director Samuel W Black and film producer Robin Hamilton for a discussion.
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.
About Robin Hamilton
Robin Hamilton is an Emmy-award winning journalist, filmmaker, and writer. Based in Washington, DC, Robin is a correspondent for the local Tribune affiliate’s newsmagazine program NewsPlus, and has hosted DC50-TV’s award-winning Black History month series for the past seven years. She received two master’s degrees, one from New York University, with a concentration in broadcast journalism, and a second in public administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, with a focus on policy and media. She founded the ARound Robin Production Company in 2012, which creates multiple videos for non-profits to help with fundraising, marketing and messaging initiatives. She wrote, produced, and directed her first film, This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, about famed Civil Rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. It was released in 2015. “Dignity and Defiance: A Portrait of Mary Church Terrell” is her second film and was completed in 2017.
This virtual program is free. In order to receive instructions on how to attend this program virtually, please register online.
For more information, please contact Samuel W. Black, director of African American Programs, at email@example.com.
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