Virtual Screening of Sarah Elizabeth Ray: The Rosa Parks of SS Columbia

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The SS Columbia Project, The Steamship Historical Society of America, and The National Maritime Historical Society invite you to join us for a viewing of Sarah Elizabeth Ray: The Rosa Parks of SS Columbia a video by Aaron Schillinger. This event will include a screening of a short video telling the story of Sarah Elizabeth Ray, the long unrecognized inspiration who preceded Rosa Parks by ten years. The film will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Detroit Historical Society’s Malika Pryor and featuring filmmaker Aaron Schillinger, author Desiree Cooper, and historian and professor Victoria Wolcott. The event will conclude with an update on the restoration of SS Columbia by SS Columbia Project Board Co-Chair Ian Danic and interim Executive Director Ann Loeding.


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