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Maxine Maxwell presents Echoes of the Past, a one-woman performance that weaves in and out of history to explore the turning points in the lives of five Black women of remarkable strength and courage, on Monday, November 15, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

The play opens with Henrietta King, an old slave woman, who tells an incredibly moving story of "What slave days was like." Antislavery activist Sojourner Truth; journalist Ida B. Wells; and 15-year-old Elizabeth Eckford, one of the "Little Rock Nine" who in 1957 integrated Central High, Arkansas, also share their struggles.

The performance ends with the courageous battles of the children of South Africa, known as the Uprising of Soweto, relived through the words of Winnie Mandela.

This presentation is part of the college's Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.

 

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