The annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration commenced on Sunday at the St. Andrews Church with a core ensemble presentation, to a full house. It also has become an annual event. It showcased 4 women of colour, who we should all know, we recognize their names. But why should we know them.
Actress Christy Hall portrayd all four characters. The first was Florida author Zora Neal Hurston* in her prime attending a soiree in Harlem 1934. Then we go to 1974 and outsider artist Clementine Hunter* portrayed by Christy Hall in photo below. and the real Clementine from LOOK magazine.
part three brings us to 1851 Soujourner Truth* abolitionist and preacher. Last Fannie Lou Hamer at the 1964 Nat’l Democratic Convention. Monday brought us to the other St. Andrews Church on s. 10th for the Interfaith Prayer Breakfast. The march from Lake Worth City Hall to the Cultural Plaza took place around 5 p.m.. Music and inspirational speeches at the Cultural Plaza, followed by a Fellowship dinner down M st. at the First Baptist Church accomanied by music. ( Note from blogger do follow up on the links provided, these women led extordinary lives and met their challenges and struggles bravely. ) “WE Shall Overcome. the song came from “I’ll Overcome Someday” a gospel song by African -American composer Charles Albert Tindley. There after it was a workers song and with the guiding spirit of Pete Seeger it has became the song we all know so well and associated with the civil rights movement.