Past Events

Black History Month: The Pratt in the Hat

2021-02-19 Frances Pratt
02/19/21 —02/28/21

The Historical Society Rockland County Invites You to Enjoy Rivertown Film's Special Online Screening of

The Pratt in the Hat
A Film by Susan Hillary

When: February 19-28, 2021
Where: Rivertown Film Online
$FREE (donations are welcome and benefit the Nyack NAACP)

In honor of Black History Month, Rivertown Film is offering a special fine-cut prerelease screening of Rockland filmmaker Susan Hillary's new documentary,
The Pratt in the Hat, from February 19 to February 28.

Starring Dr. Frances Pratt of Nyack, the short film (12 minutes) features her colorful hats and “Prattisms,” as well as her civil rights leadership from 1957 through her retirement as the President of the Nyack Branch of the NAACP this year. The film is a celebration of Dr. Pratt’s unique wisdom, which she gained through observation and perseverance as a woman of color.

This prerelease streaming is exclusive to Rivertown Film Society. The link is live on

The Historical Society of Rockland County is proud to co-sponsor this documentary screening with
Rivertown Film and its additional community partners: Nyack LibraryNyack NAACP, and Historical Society of the Nyacks. All donations made during the film screening and online panel discussion benefit the Nyack Branch of the NAACP.


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