FREEDOM ANYHOW! The Harriet Jacobs Story

Sun, 07/06/2008 - 7:57pm
By: vscott24
07/17/2008 - 7:00pm
07/17/2008 - 8:30pm

To kick off the National Black Arts Festival on the Southside, Wood Is Wonderful Gallery in association with F.A.A.M.E. ARTS will premiere a staged reading of a new short play written by Erika Parkins (graduate student in New York University's Journalism program) called FREEDOM ANYHOW! FREEDOM ANYHOW! is based on the life of Harriet Jacobs, a former slave who escaped the advances of her master by hiding in the garret above her grandmother’s porch for 7 years. The idea of re-capturing the important history of slave narratives in the Wood Is Wonderful Gallery Summer Arts Series is the brainchild of Vandora Scott Crowder, who was inspired by Carter G. Woodson’s book, The Miseducation of the Negro. Wood Is Wonderful Gallery, a southwest Atlanta art gallery run by Vandora’s husband and master artisan, Yusef Crowder, will host this exciting evening of drama, dance, spoken word, and visual art.

Committed to the preservation of African images and stories of the Diaspora, Wood is Wonderful Gallery and F.A.A.M.E. ARTS are very proud to present Janet Milton and Salondia T. Popson, who will portray the tempestuous trials of Harriet Jacobs through drama and dance. Milton is founder/artistic director of SWAT, a newly formed SW Atlanta theatre company, and Popson, (instructor/choreographer/performer specializes in West African Movement, Modern and Jazz). Pamela-Faith Jackson and Antonne Broussard, founders/directors of F.A.A.M.E. ARTS produce quality arts programming for people throughout metropolitan Atlanta. For more F.A.A.M.E. info: The public is invited to attend. Free.

Wood Is Wonderful Gallery
2312 Benjamin E. Mays Drive
Atlanta, GA 30311

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