An Ordinary Hero

An Ordinary Hero

The True Story of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland

DVD - 2013
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As a white girl growing up in the south, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland witnessed the ugly realities of segregation and racism firsthand and vowed to one day change it. By the time she was 19, she had already joined the Freedom Riders and participated in over three dozen sit-ins and protests. Now, over 50 years later, award-winning filmmaker Loki Mulholland captures his mother's story and learns about her courage and the role she played in changing American history.
Publisher: Rock Rapids, IA : Bridgestone Multimedia Group, ©2013.
ISBN: 9781563711442
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (82 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm
video file, DVD video, all regions, rda
digital, optical, stereo, rda


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LPL_ShirleyB Mar 24, 2017

This impressive documentary portrays the powerful courage of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland. She was among the white civil rights activists in the 1960s who made a great positive impact while also making personal sacrifices. Her resilience was inspired by Gandhi and fellow students at Tougaloo College in Mississippi.
Teachers: This DVD is excellent for classroom use with the option to view chapters or the whole 90-minutes at once.
A book, “She Stood For Freedom”, is available both as a picture book for kids as well as a middle-grade version.
March 18, 2017 Joan Trumpauer Mulholland visited our library and talked with Representative Barbara Ballard at a presentation that drew 160 people!

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