Thursday, February 11, 2010

More than just a history program: come "Walk the Walk" with us on Friday

The Landmark Society is proud to present Walk the Walk: Encounters with Rochester's African-American Ancestors, especially at a time when our city needs as many strong role models as it can get. Please join us for a free performance this Friday.

This moving and entertaining performance features five "ancestors" from Rochester's past, each who illustrates a character lesson. Learn from from Austin Steward (David Dwayne Clark), a successful business leader in the 1830s, that one has to work for what is important in their life. The Dorsey orphan (Keyana Coley) shares how one should be friends with those who feel like they don't fit in. Anna Murray Douglass (Jacquelyn Dobson) and her husband, Frederick Douglass (K-Lon) emphasize that violence is never the answer, no matter how difficult the problem. All the vignettes are tied together by the often-hilarious, always poignant words of the narrator, Captain Sunfish (Shawn Dunwoody).

As you might guess, we strongly encourage families and youth to attend this program!

This unique event takes place at 7 p.m., Friday, February 12th at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 141 Adams Street (directions). The performance will be followed with a cookie and coffee reception where you can chat with the actors and director.

Please help us spread the word by sending this information to your friends and colleagues - they will thank you for it! You may also read more about Walk the Walk, including our program for schoolchildren on our website.

Hope to see you there!

posted by Laura Keeney Zavala, director of marketing

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