Saturday, June 25, 2016

Women in History: Bessie Coleman


Sunday, June 26, 2016, 3 p.m.
Journey into the past with the “First Negro Aviatrix:” Bessie Coleman as her story is brought to life in this live, family-friendly performance.
“You will take an international voyage that begins in the segregated south of the United States, where cotton was king and Jim Crow ruled underneath white sheets, where the color of your skin could determine whether you lived or died. Your journey ends in Paris, France, where self-determination — not skin color or gender — is what truly matters.”
This program is free and open to all. Donations in support of this and other community cultural events are welcome.
About the artist:
Tammy Denease was born in Columbus, Mississippi where she spent countless hours with her great-grandmother and grandmother. Her great-grandmother was a former enslaved person and lived to be 125 and her grandmother lived to be a 100. Both were known storytellers, and passed this gift along to their granddaughter. An accomplished Performing Artist/Storyteller, Tammy Denease specializes in bringing to life the lives of very important, yet “obscured” women in history.

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