October 19, 2010

I arrived home late and happy from teaching nine 5-7 year old students this afternoon, and discovered good news in my emails. Faith Holsaert has offered to make her new book, “Hands on the Freedom Plow, Personal Accounts by Women of SNCC,” (edited by Faith S. Holsaert, Martha Prescod Norman Noonan, Judy Richardson, Betty Garman Robinson, Jean Smith Young, and Dorothy M. Zellner) available at the DFT Halloween storytelling shows on October 30th, and a good portion of the cost of each book will be donated to Durham Family Theatre.

The Black Men in America blog (bmia.wordpress.com) quote from Eleanor Roosevelt biographer, Blanche Wiesen Cook, about the book:
“In Hands on the Freedom Plow, fifty-two women–northern and southern, young and old, urban and rural, black, white, and Latina–share their courageous personal stories of working for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) on the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement … At last the long-marginalized women of SNCC tell their galvanizing, enspiriting stories in their own words.”

Here’s another great reason to get tickets early for either (or both) The Ghost and I, ghost stories for children of all ages (3 pm) or/and Hauntings, PG 13, stories for the brave at heart (8 pm.) It’s easy to do on the DFT Shows page. Spread the word.

Warmly, Jenny

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