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WOMEN'S HISTORY 2021
Mayarhythms Production Part I
Mayarhythms Production Part II
1. HERStory Arts Exhibition
The African American Cultural Center is excited to present:
HERStory, an exhibition of artworks by diasporic Black Women identifying artists. Artists include: Miki Conn, Catherine E. Reavis, Janell Crandall, Barbara Zuber, Jacqueline A. Lake-Sample, Linda Jackson-Chalmers, Takeyce Walter, and Denelle Abel.
The exhibition is catalogued virtually on Facebook and our website.
A virtual walkthrough of the exhibition mounted in our gallery will be shown live on Wednesday, March 17 at 6:00pm.
Private tours will also be available by appointment during the month of March.
This exhibition is presented by the African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region with support from the Albany District Links in collaboration with Black Dimensions in Art.
The African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region proudly presents: MAYARHYTHMS produced by Mr. Donald Hyman. The show was originally performed at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. Mayarhythms includes actors, dancers, and singers from all over the Capital District, as well as students from Saint Rose, Albany High School, and Myers Middle School. The production covers the time span of 1965-1968, a period of history that included Angelou’s interactions with Malcolm X and the Organization of African of Unity, the Watts Riots in Los Angeles, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Poor People’s March on Washington, as well as her friendship with fellow author James Baldwin. After this period, Angelou published her most famous book, I Know Why Caged Bird Sings. Mayarhythms is co-sponsored by the Ira Aldridge Theater Ensemble and SPECTRUM.
3. Lady Literati
The African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region is proud to present Mr. Donald Hyman's production: LADY LITERATI. From Mr. Hyman: My experience in community theater and events like the Underground Railroad Conferences and Juneteenth around the capitol region from 2003 -2007 brought me in contact with some of the most talented people I had ever worked with in my life. Most notable and impressive was the number of African American women in the Capitol region I worked with that had taken on the responsibility of honoring and preserving our Black legacy and heritage through the spoken word and literature. Their “voices” echoed and resonated across time and space through their writings and I realized I was an eye witness to a “new birth” in writing. I chose to honor these women in a program to showcase their unique and valuable works called “Lady Literati”. This program was part of series I produced at the Albany Main Library monthly called “Legends and Legacies Lecture Series” These wonderful “Sistas” showed up and showed out. The audience was brought to their feet and knocked to their knees as they brought their messages to the podium, each one more powerful than the next. They are Penny Meacham, Sheila Gaddy, Theresa Weston, Sharon De Silva, and Treasure. So without further ado here is “Lady Literati” in all their glory!