Film and Discussion: "The Campaigns of Mary Hundley"

Marvin T. Jones, executive director, Chowan Discovery Group

From 1921 to 1955, Mrs. Mary Gibson Hundley taught French and Latin at Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. The film’s title reflects her efforts to move her African-American students to excellent levels of education and to broaden their opportunities during the Jim Crow era; her own battles against racism; and finally, Mrs. Hundley’s campaign to save the historic Dunbar High School building in the 1970s. Marvin T. Jones, executive director of Chowan Discovery Group, will lead a discussion following the film. (Chowan Discovery, 2015, 25 minutes.)

This program is part of the D.C. Mondays at the Museum series inspired by the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. Free; no reservations required.