Warriors Dont Cry - Expired Event
|Location||Hannaford Hall, 88 Bedford Street
Portland, ME 04101
|Description:||Warriors Dont Cry |
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 7:30 pm
Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, Maine
Presented in collaboration with NAACP-Portland
Warriors Dont Cry is a powerful one-woman play inspired by the award-winning memoir of the same title by Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals. Starring Almeria Campbell, Warriors Dont Cry recounts the courageous story of fifteen-year-old Melba, who endures violence and discrimination as she and eight other African-American students integrate Central High School. In 1957, Melba and her fellow studentwarriorsknown as the Little Rock Ninecaptured the worlds attention as they struggled and triumphed in pursuit of equal education. Themes of fear and courage, isolation and community, education, history, the family and the nation all come alive through Campbells compelling portrayal of 21 characters.
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