TO KILL A KING (OR CITY OF GOOD ABODE)

Date: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:30am
TO KILL A KING (OR CITY OF GOOD ABODE)

TO KILL A KING (OR CITY OF GOOD ABODE) 

By Josh Ford | Directed by KenYatta Rogers

March 13, 2018 at THEARC

(commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King).

The story behind the events of the 1968 Sanitation Workers Strike that ultimately brought Martin Luther King to the balcony of the Lorraine Motel on April 4. As told by T.O. Jones, local leader of AFSCME 1733, a former sanitation worker; and Mayor Henry Loeb, a staunch conservative and recent Episcopalian convert who refuses to negotiate despite the Black community’s support of the strikers. As a planned march approaches, an increasingly energized base of workers battles with their own national union reps while local clergy battle for media attention and the ear of the Mayor, all unaware of the tragedy that awaits. This presentation will be a staged reading.

 

Event Type: 
Workshop/Seminar
Subject: 
Arts
Age: 
Youth
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Teen
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Adult
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Senior
Cost: 
Paid