A Shorefront Film
Lorraine H. Morton: A Life Worthwhile
Educator, Alderman, and Evanston’s first African American Mayor, Lorraine Hairston Morton served the community for over 50 years, guided by a simple statement her father had passed down to her nearly half a century ago — “. . . only a life of service, is a life worthwhile”.
“A Life Worthwhile” is a new film by Shorefront Films, documenting and honoring the many accomplishments of Lorraine H. Morton. Using her own words and archival images, she shares her life’s journey from Winston Salem, NC to Evanston, IL. Her amazing journey is illustrated with historic photos, video clips and interviews on her guiding principles and her unique way in navigating the societal constructs through Jim Crow, desegregation and governmental relationships. Truly “A Life Worthwhile”.
The Premier Screening was held on Friday, June 29, 2018
The film debut on the campus of Northwestern University at the Segal Visitors Center auditorium. In attendance were over 120 people with Lorraine Morton, 99 years old, along with her daughter, two granddaughters and a host of extended family members. True to her nature, Mrs. Morton held the audience in captive attention as she introduced her family members.
Hagerty, Altenbernd Family Charitable Fund
Stone Heritage PropertiesCo-Producers
Evanston Community Foundation
North Shore Illinois Chapter, The Links, Inc.
Northwestern University Black Alumni Association
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Delta Chi Omega Alumnae Chapter
Evanston Chapter NAACP
Forrest E. Powell Foundation
Joi-Anissa and Timothy Russell
Morris and Margo Robinson
Second Baptist Church