Black Women in History
"Black Women in History"
Rockford Reader's Theatre presents “She Speaks: African American Poets, Playwrights and Pioneers” in celebration of the Black Suffragists exhibit. Coordinated and directed by Dorothy Paige-Turner, the actors will perform music, monologues from plays, recite poetry, and feature cameos of women who were major contributors to the cause of the Suffragist Movement of the 1900s.
Included in the performance will be portrayals of Shirley Chisolm, the first African American woman to ever run for the President of the United States, and Dorothy Height, who created the “eliminate racism” part of the mission of the YWCA. This performance is made possible by a City Arts Action Grant from the Rockford Area Arts Council. It is free to the public, donations greatly appreciated and is appropriate for all ages.