Meet Mary Pleasant

This award-winning documentary presents a colorful look at the unsung and daring 19th-century African American activist Mary Ellen Pleasant. Born a slave, Pleasant went on to become an international abolitionist whose now called "the mother of Civil Rights in California."

Narrated by actress Ruby Dee, "Meet Mary Pleasant" interweaves an acclaimed one-woman enactment with beautiful photo montages and expert commentary punctuated by live re-enactments and song.

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