Join MoCoLMP on Zoom for a new film by Poolesville native and student documentarian, Joey Geehreng, “Ten Days in September—1956”. The showing will be on Tues., Sept. 19 at 7:30 PM.
Geehreng's remarkable documentary details the experience of 15 African American students who were the first to desegregate Poolesville High School in 1956, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision to desegregate public schools.
Joey Geehreng lived in Poolesville his entire life. He graduated from Poolesville High School in 2022 and is currently attending Virginia Tech studying Film and Business. He was motivated to find the true story concerning Poolesville’s role in the county’s desegregation.
The filmmaker will be there to answer questions.
This event is hosted by MoCoLMP Education Committee Chairs Lesley Younge and Caitlin Atkins.
Register here to join the viewing and conversation.