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TRAHC African American Committee presents 7th Annual Dr. Teretha Harper Reader's Theater
TRAHC African American Committee Presents the 7th Annual Dr. Teretha Harper Reader's Theater, Voices of Freedom: Overcoming Barriers on Friday, May 2 from 6:30PM - 8:30PM at the Regional Arts Center (West Fourth and Texas Blvd).
The inspiration for Voices of Freedom: Overcoming Barriers came from the Smithsonian Institute Exhibit called Freedom’s Sisters. Local citizens portray notable African Americans’ struggles to overcome barriers to personal, economic, education, social, political and legislative freedom. The Children’s Skit is a new feature. The monologues, opening, closing and transitions are original scripts created by local authors. We are proud to create and sponsor this original theater series. Designed to give citizens additional opportunities to gain information about African American lives and their contributions to the world. This event was re-named in 2013 to honor Dr. Teretha Harper, founding member of TRAHC's African American Committee and lead coordinator for Reader's Theater since it's inception.
Educate, Entertain and Empower.
TAAC Reader’s Theater Themes are Justice, Peace, Freedom, Achievement and Civil Rights.
Opening, The Ant Story, A Children’s Skit -- Jasmine Bullock, Lena Lenoir, Reina Lenoir, Bradley Matthews and Mahogany Rowe
Monologue Cast Members (In Order of Appearance)
- Fannie Lou Hamer - The “Sick and Tired” Political Activist (1917-1977) - Yolanda Smith
- Oprah Winfrey, The Queen of Talk Show Hosts (1954 - ) - Gwen McDonald Murphy Hogg
- Ida B. Wells-Barnett, The Crusader for Justice (1862-1931) - Yetta Eagleman
- Nat King Cole, The Suave Mellow Crooner (1919-1965) - Glenn McDonald
Refreshments, Autographs, TAAC Book Club Sales
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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