June 30, 2014

An Ordinary Hero: The True Story of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland (2013)

'An Ordinary Hero' is the story of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a little known Civil Rights worker who did the extraordinary.



As a 19 year old college student in 1961, Joan had already participated in nearly three dozen protests and sit-ins when she was arrested for participating in the Freedom Rides. After spending two months at the infamous Parchman Penitentiary on death row she transferred from Duke University to historically black Tougaloo Southern Christian College because she felt integration should be a two way street. She became one of the first white woman to join the Delta Sigma Theta sorority.

2 comments:

Loki Mulholland said...

Thank you for talking about Joan Trumpauer Mulholland and "An Ordinary Hero" but, I'm sorry to say, the Delta picture with the white lady is NOT her. Trust me.

Wayne Hicks said...

Loki - removed the errant photo and added another. also added the trailer for your documentary. You have every reason to be proud of your Mom. What a powerful legacy!