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Get Back to the Counter
Get Back to the Counter
by Loki Mulholland

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Event with Loki Mulholland + Joan Truampuer Mulholland
on Tuesday, October 10th
Signing at 5pm | Reading at 5:30

Paperback. Signed.

Price: $18.99


The Joan Trumpauer Mulholland Foundation (May 28, 2023)

Paperback. Signed.


Her Freedom Rider mugshot has been called one of the most iconic in American history. By the time she was 23 years old, Joan participated in over 50 sit-ins and demonstrations. From her cell on death row to the infamous Jackson Woolworth’s Sit-in, Joan helped change the world. Through highs and lows, victory and death, her story is captured in seven core principles we all can harness to get back to the counter no matter how many times life pulls us off.

Loki Mulholland is an Emmy-winning filmmaker, author, activist, and son of civil rights icon, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland. His work has received over 40 Telly Awards and his films on race and social justice issues have won 20 Best Documentary awards. Loki is the author of multiple books including “She Stood for Freedom” and “Get Back to the Counter”. His films have appeared on Showtime, PBS and Amazon where “The Uncomfortable Truth” has been viewed over three million times. Loki is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated and speaks all over the country on issues of race and social justice. In 2023, Loki received an Honorary Doctorate from Ithaca College. He is the founder and Executive Director of the Joan Trumpauer Mulholland Foundation which was created to end racism through education.

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland participated in over 50 sit-ins and demonstrations including the Freedom Rides, the Jackson Woolworth’s Sit-in, the March on Washington, the Meredith March and the Selma to Montgomery March. 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 to name a few. In 2023 Joan received an honorary doctorate from Tougaloo College.
She is also the recipient of the 2020 Simeon Booker Award for Courage, the 2019 International Civil Rights Museum Trailblazer Award, the 2015 National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award, the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated Annual Award of Honor and the Anti-Defamation League Annual Heroes Against Hate Award. She has appeared in several books including “Coming of Age in Mississippi”, “Breach of Peace”, “We Shall Not Be Moved”, and, “She Stood For Freedom”. She has appeared on television and news programs like the “CBS Nightly News” and award-winning documentaries including “An Ordinary Hero”, PBS’s “Freedom Riders”, “Standing on My Sister’s Shoulders” and the groundbreaking film “Eyes on the Prize”.

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