She challenged the system.
She ignited the community & created hope for generations to follow.

Hammond native, Roland G. Parrish, has created a documentary telling the story of Annie Burns-Hicks and how her becoming the first black school teacher in Hammond, Indiana, ignited the community and created hope for generations to follow.

Join Us for a Free Community Premiere

The public is invited to the free screening of the documentary and an opportunity to meet Annie Burns-Hicks and several other “First Blacks of Hammond.”


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the premier is postponed indefinitely. Please be sure to stay tuned for updates via the Eventbrite page, website, and email blasts. Thank you for your continued support.

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