Dordt College News

Daughters of Africa here Feb. 5

January 24, 2008

Mixed Blood Theatre

Daughters of Africa, a music-driven portrayal of African American women throughout history, will be presented at Dordt College on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. in Classroom Building C160.

This performance is free, sponsored by Dordt College’s Women of Promise Ministries and the Students Without Borders Club.

The forty-five minute show vividly commemorates both famous and overlooked African American women, from slave ship survivors to stars of the silver screen, celebrating their pride, determination, and courage.

Presented by a touring group from Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis, Daughters of Africa opens with a flight attendant on an airline flying through time. “Passengers” in the audience travel through 300 years of American history to see African American characters including Harriet Tubman, Lena Horne, Sojourner Truth, Ethel Waters, Rosa Parks, Aretha Franklin, and Oprah Winfrey.

Mixed Blood Theatre presents culturally-specific theatrical productions each year to hundreds of schools and theaters across the country, utilizing the power of live theater as a voice for the unheard and as an instrument of change.

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