Date(s) - 02/26/2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hope Lutheran ELCA
In honor of Black History Month, Heights Community Congress (HCC) presents a special performance of Thurgood. Gorge Stevens Jr.’s one-man show depicts the life of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court justice, and his role in the historic decision on the Brown v. Board of Education case. Staged by Ensemble Theater and starring Greg White in the role of Thurgood Marshall.
The show is directed by Sarah May Winner of Cleveland Critics Circle Award for Best Director, “The Normal Heart.” With the play “Thurgood”, Ensemble Theatre brings to life the career of one of the most important civil rights giants and has been called “one of the most frank, informed and searing discussions on race you will ever see.” – The Baltimore Sun – 2015
This “gift to the community” is intended to provoke thought about how the past impacts the present and our daily personal interactions with each other. HCC is concerned that the racial divide in the United States is getting broader not narrower. It’s important to revisit the civil rights struggle as the worthy goals of equal opportunity for all are promoted and upheld.
Please join us in celebrating literacy as traditional part of Black History Month!
This event is FREE and open to the public. The play is about 90 minutes and HCC will host a short reception following the show.
Please RSVP at http://thurgood-hcc.eventbrite.com or call 216.321.6775 for more information.