17May – Before the Freedom Riders: The Fight to Integrate Glen Echo Amusement Park


See exclusive, advance clips from Emmy award–winning filmmaker Ilana Trachtman’s documentary in progress, Ain’t No Back to a Merry-Go-Round (2019). The film will tell a little-known and groundbreaking story of the integration of Glen Echo Amusement Park, near Washington, DC. The 1960 “summer of protest” at Glen Echo was spearheaded by an interracial group led by black students from Howard University and Jewish neighbors. Ilana Trachtmanand former protesters will discuss the film. Presented in partnership with the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington.

William G. McGowan Theater  Washington, DC  7:00pm to 8:30pm

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