Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders –

Women of the Civil Rights Movement

In Recognition of Black History Month

The next film in the “Women Take Action Film Series,” in recognition of Black History Month is Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders – Women of the Civil Rights Movement. It will be shown Tuesday, February 25 at the Needham Public Library beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Although the 19th amendment granted all women the right to vote, voter suppression of Black women and men in the south prevented them from casting ballots. The film shows the compelling story of the Mississippi Civil Rights movement as told by the remarkable and courageous women who changed the course of history.

The film will be followed by a discussion led by Gretchen Cook-Anderson from the Needham Diversity Initiative.

All of the films are free and open to the public and will be shown at the library (1139 Highland Ave) starting at 7 pm. The “Women Take Action Film Series” includes six films, one per month from January through June 2020. The series if part of the League of Women Voters of Needham’s year-long recognition of women in American history.

The League of Women Voters of Needham and the Needham Public Library are co-hosting a film series about women who have taken action and fought for a cause.