GAPP and Anderson Churches for Racial Unity welcomes Kati Burwinkel

GAPP and Anderson Churches for Racial Unity welcomes Kati Burwinkel of the Highland County Historical Society and women who marched as students from 1954-1956 for a film screening and discussion of

The Lincoln School: A Battle for School Integration in Ohio.

Wednesday, November 8
7:30 – 9:00 PM
Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church
6474 Beechmont Avenue, 45230

Free and Open to the Public

The film is a new short documentary which tells the inspiring story of how five courageous African American mothers and their children fought for school integration in 1954 in Hillsboro, Ohio. For two years, the mothers and children marched every day, despite segregationist redistricting, cross burnings and legal threats. Their lawsuit against the school board was the first northern test case of the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954, which had declared school segregation illegal. The film was produced by the award-winning filmmaker Andrea Torrice.

Registration requested at or by email to or

The telling of this story was made possible by the Highland County Historical Society of Hillsboro, Ohio. More information and historic photographs are available at

On October 5, 2017, The Marching Mothers and Children of the 1954 Hillsboro Fight for Integration were inducted into the Ohio Civil Rights Hall of fame in a ceremony in Columbus, Ohio. Visit the Ohio Civil Rights Commission website to learn more.

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