Film screening and panel discussion: The Lincoln School Story

Members of the Case Western Reserve University community are invited to join the Social Justice Law Center and Ohio Humanities for a documentary screening of The Lincoln School Story, an original documentary about a group of African American mothers in Hillsboro, Ohio, who tried to enroll their children in the local white schools. When the school board refused, they took their case to the streets—and the courts.

The screening will be held Thursday, Feb. 22, at 4:30 p.m. in the School of Law’s Moot Courtroom (Room A59).

A panel discussion will take place after the screening. The panel will feature:

  • Melvin Barnes Jr., historian and Ohio Humanities program officer;
  • James Hardiman Esq., civil rights attorney
  • Marilyn Sanders Mobley, emerita professor of English and African American studies at CWRU; and
  • Carlotta Penn, founder of Daydreamers Press and author of Step by Step: How the Lincoln School Marchers Blazed a Trail to Justice.

This event is co-sponsored by the Social Justice Institute, the Black Law Student Association at CWRU and The Black History Exhibit Planning Committee at CWRU.

This event is open to the public. Register to attend.