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Free Showing of Sullivan Documentary on Feb 10

Free Showing of Sullivan Documentary on Feb 10

2/8/2012
 

 

  Charleston Mayor Goldman, Dr. Sullivan and President Carter pose during the dedication of Leon Sullivan Way in downtown Charleston in 2000

 

 

 

Free Showing of Sullivan Documentary on Feb 10

As a part of Black History Month, the Motion Masters documentary "A Principled Man: Reverend Leon Sullivan" will be shown at the Culture Center theater at 7 p.m. on Friday February 10. Both the film and the post-show dessert reception are free and open to the public.

Diana Sole Walko, CEO of Motion Masters will introduce the film and conduct a Q & A after the show.  Reverend Sullivan is a 1943 graduate of WVSU who went on to earn a Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary. The so-called "Lion of Zion" became an influential pioneer in the fight against injustice and economic oppression.  Dr. Sullivan was the first African American to serve on the Board of General Motors. He developed the Global Sullivan Principles, a code of conduct for human rights and equal opportunity, that led to the end of the discriminatory practice of apartheid in South Africa.

WVSU's Sullivan Hall is named in his honor as is Leon Sullivan Way in downtown Charleston.

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