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Ellen Garrison: Scenes From An Activist's Life
2024

Sneak peek
Weds, May 1 @ 7:00 pm in Barnum 08
Ellen Garrison: Scenes From An Activist's Life

A Half the History Project

In 1835, 12-year-old Ellen Garrison marched in the Concord bicentennial parade, the only person of color to participate, launching her into a life of civil rights activism. Ellen Garrison: Scenes from an Activist Life, the latest Half the History film from Five Sisters Productions, highlights key moments in Garrison’s career, from the parade to her teaching in the South after the Civil War, to her challenging segregation in a Baltimore trail station waiting room in 1866, a century before Rosa Parks. Ellen’s story exemplifies what it means to stand up for your rights and the rights of others, continuing to teach and inspire others to work toward a more perfect union.

Learn more about the Half the History Research and Action Project.

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