Who We Are

We exist to end racism through education. That’s who we are and what we are about. Founded in 2014, the Joan Trumpauer Mulholland Foundation began with a goal to to preserve, share and continue the legacy of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland by educating people about the Civil Rights Movement and how they can make a difference too and we continue to do that today. Through our work, we have found that the most effective way to change racist ideology is to begin with education. Racism is a learned behavior. The sooner we can teach children what racism is and to call it out when they see it, the sooner we can see a brighter future.

The Joan Trumpauer Mulholland Foundation provides individuals, teachers and classrooms with learning materials to help shed light on American history that is often either misunderstood or skipped over. Using reading materials and video, students are given a multi-faceted approach to learning, catering to the different ways they can best understand new concepts.

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Who is Joan

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a recipient of the 2015 National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award, is a Civil Rights Icon who participated in over 50 sit-ins and demonstrations by the time she was 23 years old. She was a Freedom Rider, a participant in the Jackson Woolworth’s Sit-in, the March on Washington, the Meredith March and the Selma to Montgomery March. For her actions she was disowned by her family, attacked, shot at, cursed at, put on death row and hunted down by the Klan for execution. Her path has crossed with some of the biggest names in the Civil Rights Movement: Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer, John Lewis, Diane Nash and Julian Bond. She has appeared in numerous books and documentaries and has received numerous awards and recognition for her work in the Civil Rights Movement including the 2019 International Civil Rights Museum Trailblazer Award, the 2018 “I Am a Man” Award, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated Annual Award of Honor and the Anti-Defamation League Annual Heroes Against Hate Award.

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Board Members

LOKI MULHOLLAND
Founder & Executive Director

Loki Mulholland is an award-winning filmmaker, author, activist and son of Civil Rights Icon, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland. An Emmy-winning producer who has received 40 Telly Awards, Loki’s films on race and social justice issues have won 14 Best Documentary awards including the National Black Film Festival for his film on institutional racism, “The Uncomfortable Truth”. His first book, “She Stood For Freedom” was nominated for the 2017 Amelia Bloomer Award. Loki speaks across the country on issues of race and social justice.

JEANNE LUCKETT
Board-member

Jeanne Luckett has been a communications professional for over 50 years, working principally with nonprofits, public agencies, and social justice and human rights initiatives. She is currently communications consultant for the Eudora Welty Foundation and the International Museum of Muslim Cultures. She has also consulted for the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute and the Mississippi Freedom 50th Foundation.

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NATHAN TOLMAN
Treasurer

Nathan Tolman has more than 25 years of senior financial management experience. He has a Master’s of Accountancy from Utah State University and is a licensed CPA in the state of Utah. He has worked in finance for the healthcare, tech, retail and public utilities sectors, gaining diverse experience.

ROBERT HANSON
Secretary

Robert Hanson has almost 30 years of experience driving profitable growth in challenging, competitive and volatile markets. Robert received his BBA from North Carolina Central University and an MBA from University of New Haven. Robert also a military veteran, having served with the 82nd Airborne Division.

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JERRY MITCHELL
Civil Rights Advisor

With his work as an investigative reporter, Jerry Mitchell has helped put four Klansmen and a suspected serial killer behind bars. His stories have also exposed injustices and corruption in Mississippi, helping lead to investigations, exonerations, firings and reforms of state agencies. Jerry has won multiple awards including being a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a recipient of the inaugural Medgar Evers Justice Award,

Katrina Rouse

KATRINA ROUSE
Curriculum Advisor

Katrina Rouse is a certified educator with more than 15 years of experience and currently serves as K-12 Social Studies Coordinator for her school district. Her extensive experience makes her uniquely qualified to present and train other educators on state and national levels.