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Chautauqua 2008

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 7Tuesday, 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 9Thursday, 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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