Film Series: Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders

Wed. Feb 28, 2018 5:30pm - 8:00pm EST
All ages
Price: Free
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Price: Free
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Join the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and The Heinz History Center for a screening of “Standing on My Sister’s Shoulders.”

About the film
A missing chapter in our nation's record of the Civil Rights movement, this powerful documentary reveals the movement in Mississippi in the 1950s and '60s from the viewpoint of the courageous women who lived it -- and emerged as its grassroots leaders. The film weaves a story of commitment, passion, and perseverance and tells the story of the women who fought for change in Mississippi, altering the course of American history forever.

The History Center’s African American Program will sponsor several film screenings and discussions in 2018 as part of the From Slavery to Freedom Film Series, hosted at the Frick Environmental Center. Visitors of the Frick Environmental Center can now see the new From Slavery to Freedom Garden, which showcases plants used for food and medicinal purposes by freedom seekers during the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Western Pennsylvania Hospital School-Nursing 4900 Friendship Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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