Focus on Community/Arts
Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2008
WYE MILLS - Nearly one hundred years ago Theodore Roosevelt said that the most American thing about America is Chautauqua. The Maryland Humanities Council and Chesapeake College are pleased to continue the revival of this tradition and bring a unique version of a Chautauqua --a living history program -- to Chesapeake's campus.
This year's program "Civil Rights: Taking a Stand" runs from Monday, July 7 to Thursday, July 10. These living history presentations begin at 7 p.m. on four consecutive nights in a tent on Chesapeake's Wye Mills campus. This year's program features actor-historians as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Rosa Parks and George Wallace. Special entertainment precedes the Chautauquans who appear in costume to talk about their lives and answer audience questions.
All Chautauqua programs are free and open to the public. Bring a picnic and enjoy supper on the lawn before the performance. For more information, please call Chesapeake College at 410-827-5868. For a complementary reader, with a history, bibliography, and timeline on each character, call the Maryland Humanities Council at 410-771-0652. Sites are handicapped accessible.
|Monday, July 7||Tuesday, July 8|
|An Evening with George Wallace
Featuring actor/historian Doug Mishler
|An Evening with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.|
Featuring actor/historian Bill Grimmette
|Wednesday, July 9||Thursday, July 10|
|An Evening with Malcolm X|
Featuring actor/historian Charles Everett Pace
An Evening with Rosa Parks|
Featuring actor/historian Gwendolyn Briley-Strand
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