Posted by: Through the Eyes of Women | August 15, 2016

August 15, 2016: Civil Rights Hero Joan Trumpauer Mulholland Shares How “SHE STOOD FOR FREEDOM” With Host Brenda Starr. They Discuss A New Book About Joan’s Life During the 60’s Sit-Ins, March On Washington,Freedom Summer & Selma To Montgomery March

51WW2++q9+L._SX383_BO1,204,203,200_“SHE STOOD FOR FREEDOM, THE UNTOLD STORY OF A CIVIL RIGHTS HERO-JOAN TRUMPAUER MULHOLLAND” is a New Book by LOKI MULHOLLAND and Illustrated by CHARLOTTA JANSSEN   For Ages 7&Up; Grades 2&Up

“Segregation was unfair. It was wrong, morally, religiously. As a Southerner — a white Southerner — I felt that we should do what we could to make the South better and to rid ourselves of this evil.”  

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland

 

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland grew up in Virginia in the 1950s and witnessed the injustice of segregation firsthand. As a teenager, she joined the Civil Rights Movement, attending demonstrations and sit-ins. Because of her passionate belief in the cause, she was involved in several important and historically significant events, including
• The Freedom Rides of 1961
• The Woolworth’s lunch counter sit-ins in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1963
• The March on Washington with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963
• The Selma to Montgomery March in 1965

Joan says, “Anyone can make a difference. It doesn’t matter how old or young you are. Find a problem, get some friends together, and go fix it. Remember, you don’t have to change the world … just change your world.”

Filled with original photography, images of historical documents, and breathtaking collage artwork, “SHE STOOD FOR FREEDOM” is a celebration of the effect a single life can have on the world.

 

 

Woolworth's Lunch Counter Sit-In, Jackson, Miss 1963

Woolworth’s Lunch Counter Sit-In, Jackson, Miss 1963

Joan discusses with Brenda how Fred, the Photographer, was affected by their 3 hour ordeal.

Joan and MLK

Joan and MLK

 

 

 

 

 

 

First White Member Of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority AND Arrested & Imprisoned Freedom Rider

First White Member Of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority AND Arrested & Imprisoned Freedom Rider

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joan was asked many times why she was putting her life in danger for the Civil Rights movement. Why had she left her family and friends and her old way of life, to fight for the cause? Her response, at least to herself, was a poem she wrote called “Dialogue”. The poem, Joan said, is “still my response. It still explains my attitude toward what I’ve done on the Civil Rights issue, primarily motivated by being a Southern and a Christian, and incidentally, an American.”

DIALOGUE

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

TO JAIL.

WHAT DID YOU DO?

NOTHING.

NOTHING BUT ACT LIKE AN AMERICAN.

WHY DID YOU DO THAT?

I THOUGHT YOU WERE A SOUTHERNER.

I AM.

YES.

THEN WHY?

THAT’S WHY.

BECAUSE I’M A SOUTHERNER.

NOTHING MORE?

I’M A CHRISTIAN.

THAT’S WHAT THEY ALL SAY.

BUT FOR A DIFFERENT REASON.

I READ THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.

YOU ARE STRANGE.

YES.

VERY STRANGE.

BUT NOT ALONE.

Joan & Son, Loki Mulholland-Author of "SHE STOOD FOR FREEDOM"

Joan & Son, Loki Mulholland-Author of “SHE STOOD FOR FREEDOM”

Illustrations by Charlotta Janssen

Illustrations by Charlotta Janssen

 

 

For More Information on Joan Trumpauer Mulholland and The JTM Foundation visit:

http://www.anordinaryhero.com

 

 

 

 

 

To listen to and/or download this segment click the following link: Brenda and Joan Trumphauer Mulholland

A Fully Illustrated Children's Picture Book edition. Loki Mulholland & Angela Farewell authors. Charlotte Janssen, Illustrator

A Fully Illustrated Children’s Picture Book edition. Loki Mulholland & Angela Farewell authors. Charlotte Janssen, Illustrator

 

 

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