streaming March 19
Celebrate black history & Watch Stooping To Stand
“Stooping to Stand...” weaves together the stirring true stories of the African American Staff who worked for the Dooleys at Maymont, 1893-1925. The living history actors tell heartfelt first-person stories of how they overcame hardships of disrespect, poor wages, and long hours away from their family, to maintain a hope that future generations will be uplifted by their sacrifices. Inspirational opening and closing remarks are provided by Dr. Janice Underwood, Virginia's Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer.
The film’s collection of stories include:
Hannah Walker, Maid for the Dooley’s portrayed by Dana Rice