Friday, February 15
For All the World to Hear: Stories from the Struggle for Civil Rights
10:30am, Fine Arts Recital Hall
For All the World to Hear: Stories from the Struggle for Civil Rights (a companion piece to For All the World to See) is a dynamic humanities project in which approximately a dozen senior citizens from the Baltimore area will tell, write, perform and digitally publish personal stories about their involvement with the struggle for civil rights. A community outreach program of UMBC’s Center for Art Design and Visual Culture, the project brings diverse seniors together for a series of oral history interviews under the guidance of oral historian and producer/artistic director of Heritage Theatre Artists’ Consortium, Harriet Lynn. This performance is part of the exhibition’s four month tour, November 2012 – Feburary 2013, performing at venues including museums, libraries, parks and college campuses. See the full performance schedule here.
The featured senior performers will work with UMBC to help them translate their stories into a digital video format. The final results will be published on UMBC’s digital storytelling site and distributed online via iTunes U. A short documentary film will record the entire program ending in May 2013 with the web launch of the digital stories.
See a preview of the performance here.
For All the World to Hear was organized by Sandra Abbott in collaboration with Harriet Lynn, and in association with UMBC’s New Media Center. Program partners include The Stoop Telling Series, Eating Together in Baltimore, the Enoch Pratt Free Library, the Jewish Museum of Maryland, Mosaic Center, UMBC, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture and the Senior Citizen Division of Baltimore City Recreation and Parks.
Admission to this event is free.
This project was made possible by a grant from the Maryland Humanities Council, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Maryland Humanities Council.
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