An Ordinary Hero

Winner of five Best Documentary awards!

When the son of Civil Rights Hero, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, dives into the 400 year history of institutional racism in America he is confronted with the shocking reality that his family helped start it all from the very beginning. A comprehensive and insightful exploration of the origins and history of racism in America told through a very personal and honest story.




Growing up in the South, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland witnessed the ugly realities of segregation and racism first hand. By the time she was 19, Joan had already participated in over 3 dozen protests when she was put on death row after joining Freedom Rides. An Ordinary Hero is an empowering tribute to the human spirit that is sure to inspire people to do what is right even when it isn’t easy.

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