The R.O.I. -- Freedom Rider Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, An Ordinary Hero

  • January 21, 2015
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Hosted by Lara Jones, The R.O.I. features stories of people, non-profits and businesses who create a positive return on investment in the community. Today the R.O.I focuses on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through the power of small acts by ordinary individuals. Meet Loki Mulholland, who says his mother is anything but ordinary. But he didn’t always know it. Listen to the story with the media player below:

R.O.I. - An Ordinary Hero


For a the whole interview, use this media player:

Conversation with Joan Trumpauer Mulholland and son Loki


More details about the foundation, ordering the DVD, and class materials are posted on the website for An Ordinary Hero foundation. And be sure to watch the movie trailer below for An Ordinary Hero: The True Story of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland.


Loki Mulholland with his mother, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland

Joan points to herself in the lunchcounter photo

Joan Trumpauer, 1963

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, 2015

Photos (above) taken during the interview with Lara Jones, host of KRCL's The R.O.I.:

  1. Loki Mulholland with his mother, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland.

  2. Joan talks about the famous lunchcounter photo, copy of which hangs on the wall in her son's office.

  3. A photo of Joan in 1963, wearing a t-shirt that reads "Just a Cracker from Georgia."

  4. Joan holding a framed copy of the history lesson about her time as a freedom rider.