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8 January 2007
New York City Theatre
at GSCC's Wallace Hall Auditorium

New York Theatre comes to Gadsden!

The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Gadsden State Community College presents the off-Broadway production of JACKIE, VI & LENA, a new play about three famous Civil Rights figuresóJackie Robinson, Viola Liuzzo and Lena Horne.


Perhaps 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 Brooklyn Dodgers.


Equally noteworthy 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.


Finally comes the legendary star of stage and screen Lena Horne-- the first

African-American to sign a contract with a major Motion Picture Studio.


When:    Saturday, January 13, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.

Where:   Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center (Auditorium)

              Gadsden, AL


Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Mary Hardin Center for Cultural Arts in Gadsden, AL and all Gadsden Community College campuses.

For more information contact Mrs. Veronica Glenn, Director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, 256-439-6837.

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