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Joan Muholland: Arlington's Homegrown Civil Rights Hero

Special | 3m 39s

By the time she was 23, Mulholland had participated in more than fifty sit-ins and protests. She was a Freedom Rider, a participant in the near riotous Jackson, Mississippi Woolworth Sit-in, and helped plan and organize the March on Washington in 1963. On a local level, she was part of the first Arlington sit-ins, which integrated lunch counters across northern Virginia.

Aired: 10/08/14

Rating: NR

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