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Screening "Annie Mae Carpenter and the Uprising in Nacogdoches

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Presented by George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center at George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center, Austin TX

Sep 13 2019
Screening "Annie Mae Carpenter and the Uprising in Nacogdoches

A new documentary short designed for high school students about the importance of collective action, organizing, and solidarity.

Excerpted in part from “A Strike and an Uprising (in Texas)” winner of an audience award from Cine Las Americas, this 14 minute film tells the story of Annie Mae Carpenter, Secretary of the Nacogdoches chapter of the NAACP. In 1973, she refused to clean the male student restrooms at Stephen F. Austin State University and was fired. The race and gender discrimination suit, Anne Mae Carpenter et al v. Stephen F. Austin State University, went on for more than 10 years. In 1983, a Texas State

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