An ordinary hero : the true story of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland

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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.


  • Title from container.
  • family approved, ages 12+.
  • DVD, all regions, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby digital stereo.
  • Closed-captioned.


  • Point of no return -- The decision -- Arlington sit-in -- Freedom rides -- Hinds County Jail -- Mugshot -- Parchman -- Tougaloo -- Medgar Evers -- Woolworth -- March on Washington -- Church bombing -- Goodman, Chaney, and Schwerner -- Klan attack -- Conclusion
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