MEET MARY PLEASANT

Program Details
Air Time: 
02/18/2014 - 9:00pm - 9:59pm
Program Title: 
NONE
Program Service: 
MX
Program URL: 
http://www.mepleasant.com/
PSIP Description: 
A look at the 19th-century African American woman called the Mother of Civil Rights in California.
Long Description: 
Meet Mary Pleasant, the 19th-century African American woman born a slave who became an international abolitionist, a prosperous entrepreneur, and a civil-rights activist who helped alter modern-day civil rights law. Now called the Mother of Civil Rights in California, Pleasant--as activist and individual--was that and much more. Winner of Best of Festival (Peace Medallion) Award for Best Documentary, Berkeley Video & Film Festival and Best Historical Documentary -- New York International Independent Film and Video Festival in LA.