Gamut Theatre Group and Sankofa African American Theatre Company Present: Voices of F.E.W.
• Doors and Cafe open at 6:30 p.m.
• Moment of silence and prayer at 7:01 p.m.
• Performance at 7:30 p.m.
• Reception to follow
“Voices of F.E.W.” is a theatrical one-woman performance that chronicles the life of Frances Ellen Watkins-Harper, a pioneering social activist and abolitionist. In this performance, Frances engages the audience through storytelling of her journey through life during the nineteenth century as an abolitionist, poet, lecturer, suffragette and champion for social change. During this theatrical journey, Frances provides historical context for the early civil and equal rights movements during slavery and reconstruction eras. The performance incorporates readings from her most famous and published poetic works like “Bury Me in a Free Land”, “The Slave Mother”, and “Songs for the People”, spirituals from the period such as “Hush, Somebody’s Calling My Name”, “Swing Low Sweet Chariot” and “Amazing Grace”, and sharing of excerpts from her letters, articles, and speeches associated with her relationship with John Brown, William Still, and Frederick Douglas.
Admission to this event is free. Reservation is required.
This event is part of the Dauphin County MLK50 commemoration chaired by Commissioner Jeff Haste & Gloria Martin-Roberts