New York City Theatre
at GSCC's Wallace Hall Auditorium
New York Theatre comes to
The Office of
Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at
presents the off-Broadway production of JACKIE, VI &
LENA, a new play about three famous Civil Rights figuresóJackie Robinson,
Viola Liuzzo and Lena Horne.
the most famous of these figures is Jackie Robinson-- who triumphed over ridicule and
racism, becoming the first African American to play Major League Baseball for the
but less well known is the Detroit
housewife, Viola Liuzzo. Moved by the beatings
of Civil Rights protesters in Alabama,
she drove over 1,000 miles to join the protest
march led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Shot by the Klu Klux Klan the night it was
over, she paid the ultimate price for her beliefs. She is the only white person enshrined on
the National Civil Rights Memorial.
comes the legendary star of stage and screen Lena Horne-- the first
sign a contract with a major Motion Picture Studio.
PLEASE SUPPORT THIS EVENT!
Saturday, January 13, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $10
and can be purchased at the Mary Hardin Center for Cultural Arts in Gadsden,
AL and all Gadsden Community College campuses.
information contact Mrs. Veronica Glenn, Director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, 256-439-6837.