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Standing on My Sisters' Shoulders DVD
Standing on My Sisters' Shoulders DVD
 
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In 1965, when three women walked into the US House of Representatives in
Washington D.C., they had come a very long way. Neither lawyers nor
politicians, they were ordinary women from Mississippi,and descendants
of African slaves. They had come to their country’s capital seeking
civil rights, the first black women to be allowed in the senate chambers
in nearly 100 years.  A missing chapter in our nation’s record of the
Civil Rights movement, this powerful documentary reveals the movement in
Mississippi in the 1950’s and 60’s from the point of view of the
courageous women who lived it – and emerged as its grassroots leaders.
Their living testimony offers a window into a unique moment when the
founders’ promise of freedom and justice passed from rhetoric to reality
for all Americans. Through moving interviews and powerful archival
footage, STANDING ON MY SISTERS' SHOULDERS weaves a story of commitment,
passion and perseverance and tells the story of the women fought for
change in Mississippi and altered the course of American history
forever.

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