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Day of Tears

On March 2nd and 3rd of 1859, the largest sale of human beings in the history in the United States took place at a racetrack in Savannah, Georgia.

Using historic images and text, I guided the audience through the day, while professional and local young actors carried us through time with staged readings from the book "Day of Tears" by Julius Lester.


We had a total of 40 people in attendance, and every single one of them asked for more. They all filled out comment cards, and the books on the subject now have a hold list.


It was SO exciting to have such a diverse audience (age and ethnicity) in attendance.




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IN THAT MOMENT

We talked about you today. We made fun of the voice you made when you you made fun of yourself. We all laughed with your laugh. In that moment, you lived.