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Route 66: The Untold Story of Women on the Mother Road film screening and discussion

August 19, 7 p.m.

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On Friday, August 19, Route 66: The Untold Story of Women on the Mother Road, a documentary series that tells the story of how women overcame gender discrimination and racial segregation on America’s most beloved road, will be screened at the Carriage House of the Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City. This screening focuses on Oklahoma and Missouri’s rich Route 66 story. A panel discussion with Threatt family members who are restoring the Threatt Filling Station in Luther, filmmaker Katrina Parks, and local Route 66 experts including author and photographer Shellee Graham of Arcadia will follow the film screening.

The Threatt Filling Station was a Black-owned and operated station along Route 66, known as a safe haven for Black travelers during the Jim Crow era.

This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP as space is limited. Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP to katrinaparks@mac.com

Route 66: The Untold Story of Women on the Mother Road is distributed nationally by American Public Television. The event is made possible with support from Preservation Oklahoma, Oklahoma Route 66 Association, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Harley Davidson Foundation.

The film series Is now available for streaming:
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/route66women

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Date:
August 19
Time:
7 p.m.
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Location

Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion
405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103
405-525-5325
www.okhistory.org/overholsermansion