February's lecture is in honor of Black History Month - a powerful performance called "Slave Narratives and Folklore."
Sponsored by the Stetson Kennedy Foundation, talented actors from the Readers Theater will bring individuals to life through dramatic storytelling. Those who are portrayed were actually men and women who had endured slavery and lived to tell their stories in their elderly age. You will hear their oral histories through their own words, in their own tones and inflections.
Much of the program was taken directly from the actual interviews conducted by the WPA Florida Writer's Project in the 1930s. Some of these oral histories were then compiled in the book by Stetson Kennedy called "The Florida Slave."
This event will be presented on Thursday, February 16, at the Mandarin Community Club, which is located at 12447 Mandarin Road. Refreshments are at 6:30 pm with the presentation at 7:00 pm. It is free and all are invited and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 268-0784 or www.mandarinmuseum.net.
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