The Montclair History Center, in partnership with Montclair Film, will show Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders, as the first film in the Montclair History Center’s annual Price of Liberty Film and Discussion series. The film will be shown at Montclair Film’s Cinema505, 505 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair. Free admission.
The award-winning documentary is the compelling story of the Mississippi Civil Rights movement from the point of view of its remarkable and courageous women who changed the course of history. Dr. Lillie Edwards, a Montclair resident, Professor Emerita of Drew University, and member of the Amistad Commission, will provide a contextual overview prior to the film and lead the discussion immediately following.
This is the sixth year the Montclair History Center has offered the Price of Liberty Film and Discussion series that each year explores a different aspect of the Black experience. This year, by focusing on strong African American women who stood up for their rights, the series celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment which gave women the right to vote. The 19th amendment was passed on June 4, 1919 and adopted in 1920.