Musician and Filmmaker Liz Pahl On the Making and Importance of ‘Legacy: Women of Southeast Ohio’

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Legacy: Women of Southeast Ohio
is set of documentary films focusing on the achievements of four women who have committed their lives to community action, activism, social justice, and education in Southeast Ohio.

The films individually highlight Ada Woodson Adams, a civil rights activist, historian, and co-founder and former President of the Multicultural Genealogical Center in Chesterhill, OH; Carol Kuhre, community organizer and co-founder and former Executive Director of Rural Action; Dr. Francine Childs, a Professor Emerita of African American Studies at Ohio University and civil rights and social justice activist; and Dr. Dru Riley Evarts, a Professor Emerita of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and three time Ohio Alumna.


The project was directed by Athens-based musician and filmmaker Liz Pahl, who worked closely with a production team comprised of Andie Walla, Delia Palmisano, and Melissa Salpietra.

The project was funded by the Athens County Foundation’s Women’s Fund, Stuart’s Opera House Afterschool Music Program, the Flournoy and Voss families, the Ohio University Women’s Center, and those who donated to the project’s GoFundMe.

WOUB Culture spoke to Liz Pahl about the making of ‘Legacy’ and the importance of the project in the feature embedded above. 

On Friday, August 27 at 7 p.m., Stuart’s Opera House will hold a screening of ‘Legacy‘ with a Q&A with filmmakers directly afterwards. All ticket proceeds from the event will benefit the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Preservation Society. Stuart’s Opera House will require proof of full vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours or less prior to attending any event at Stuart’s Opera House and mandates masking in all Stuart’s spaces.