Updated: Special screening Tuesday of ‘Lincoln School Story’ at National Underground RR Freedom Center; Curtis Lane dedication Thursday


There will be a special screening of “The Lincoln School Story” at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati on Tuesday, July 25, at 6:30 p.m.

Kati Burwinkel,project director, said the screening is free and open to the public, but those interested in attending must register online for a ticket. Registration can be done through the Underground Railroad Freedom Center website by following this link.

The documentary tells the story of how five African-American mothers and their children fought for school integration in 1954 in Hillsboro.

“We are excited to host this screening as it tells the forgotten story of these heroic mothers who fought for equal opportunities in education,” says Christopher Miller, manager for Program Initiatives at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “Without shining light on experiences such as this, we are bound to repeat the mistakes of the past.”

The Lincoln School Story was produced by award-winning filmmaker Andrea Torrice and Kati Burwinkel, along with Joyce Clemons and Teresa Williams – two of the women who were children who marched with their mothers in 1954. Torrice, Burwinkel, Clemons and Williams will be present at the discussion following the screening.

There will also be a dedication for the newly-named Curtis Lane off East Walnut Street at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 27. A reception will be held at the Highland House Museum after the dedication.


The Times-Gazette

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