New Film Shows the Impact Dedicated Teachers can have on their Students Lives


Molly HundleyJoin the Chowan Discovery Group for screenings of a new film by Marvin Jones on the life of longtime Dunbar High School educator Mary Gibson Hundley. Throughout her life, Hundley resisted Jim Crow era racism, and guided her students to some of the most prestigious colleges in the country. She had to battle discrimination as a student and as a home buyer, and wanted to broaden her students’ opportunities.

Hundley was intensely loyal to Dunbar and its educational mission. In 1965 she published a history of the renowned institution called The Dunbar Story. Finally, she waged a campaign throughout the 1970s to save the original historic Dunbar building.

Don’t miss your opportunity to check out a free community screening. All of the March dates will feature a follow up discussion with the filmmaker, Marvin Jones.

March 17, 7pm – Northeast Library
March 19, 7pm – Northwest One Library
March 24, 7pm – Takoma Park Library
March 25, 5:30pm – Lamond-Riggs Library
April 7, 7pm – Mount Pleasant Library
April 11, 2pm – Parklands-Turner Library
April 14, 7pm – Deanwood Library
April 15, 7pm – Watha T. Daniel Library