Voices in the Dark at Clarice Smith, Feb 3
Voices in the Dark
Celebrating Black History
Presented by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Written, produced and directed by Darrell Godfrey.
Friday, February 3, 2017 at 2 & 7 PM
Fri, Feb 3, 2017 . 2:00PM
Fri, Feb 3, 2017 . 7:00PM
Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kay Theatre, Reserved Seating.
In 1936, 70 years after the legal end of slavery in the United States, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt approved a historical research project commissioned by the Library of Congress. The goal of this enormous project was to locate and interview African Americans who had been born into slavery during the early to mid-1800s.
More than 2,300 former slaves were interviewed; survivors of one of this country’s darkest periods. Their stories became what are now known as the WPA Slave Narratives. Several of these incredible stories are brought to life in the original stage production “Voices in the Dark.”
Tickets: $10, or Free for M-NCPPC employees. Get tickets here.
Tags: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park Maryland, Voices in the Dark, Darrell Godfrey, M-NCPPC