DESIREE COOPER & AARON SCHILLINGER
75 YEARS AGO…
A24 year old, African American secretary was denied a seat on the segregated Boblo boat, SS Columbia. Like Rosa Parks, she refused to back down, taking her fight for integration all the way to the United States Supreme Court. Represented by fabled NAACP lawyer Thurgood Marshall, Ray won her case. Scholars argue that she paved the way for the seminal, 1954 Brown v. Board of Education, which found that separate was inherently unequal.
Journalist, activist and former attorney Desiree Cooper and will be joined by filmmaker Aaron Schillinger for a screening of the short film and a discussion of their ongoing project.
Register online and the zoom link will be emailed to you. Or Call: 313.343.2074