Sunday, February 7, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LIVE PERFORMANCE | CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH
“W.E.B. Du Bois, a Man for All Time” — Written and directed by Alexa Kelly, presented in conjunction with Pulse Theatre Ensemble.
This play entertains and enthralls, as it compels the viewer to travel on this near-100-year journey. The audience is brought to laughter and tears.
Brian Richardson portrays W.E.B. Du Bois, a black American born just after the Civil War, and five years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Du Bois broke many barriers: he attended and graduated from Harvard, studied in Europe, ran for Senator, co-found the NAACP, participated in the founding of the United Nations, saw segregation declared unconstitutional and died, in 1963, in Africa, on the eve of Dr. Martin Luther King’s March on Washington.
Dr. Du Bois fought tirelessly for anti-lynching laws and for Civil Rights for all people. He believed in women’s rights, and the right for all people to have work, free education and medical coverage. The name of Dr. Du Bois would be as famous in America as that of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who said of his mentor, “History cannot ignore W.E.B. DU BOIS.”
Approximately 80 mins.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Harrison Public Library
Event Location and Ticket Information
Harrison Public Library – Halperin Building
2 Bruce Ave.
Harrison, NY 10528
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2016
Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Presenter: Harrison Public Library
Presenter Phone: 914-835-0324
Presenter Website: www.harrisonpl.org