Genealogist Featured by The San Francisco Black Film Festival to be Honored in Philadelphia
Genealogist Henrieta Hood Cain, featured at the 2013 San Francisco Black Film Festival in the film "Brown Babies: Germany's Lost Children" by accomplished German director Michaela Kirst, will be honored on February 28, 2015 at the Hilton Hotel, 7:00 p.m. in Philadelphia by the Black German Cultural Society for her work connecting biracial Black U.S. citizens born in Germany after World War II with their German families.
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One of the foremost cultural entities in the San Francisco Bay Area continues bringing art to the audience. The recent reading of Ismael Reed's Final Version at the Museum of the African Diaspora is just one indication of why you should support the artistic offerings of the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre (LHT) founded over 30 years ago. LHT's presentations range from the works of Nobel Laureates Wole Soyinka, Derek Walcott, and Toni Morrison to Pulitzer Prize-winning writers Charles Fuller, Alice Walker and August Wilson; to large-scale musicals celebrating Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith, Lester Young, Fats Waller, Eubie Blake and others; to award winning dramas by James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, and our namesake Lorraine Hansberry; to pioneering experimental theatre artists Adrienne Kennedy, Ntozake Shange and Maria Irene Fornes, and new works by Robert Alexander, Roger Guenveur Smith, David Rousseve, Prince Gomolvilas, among others.
Love Story at Arlington National Cemetery
Saint Valentine's Day Weekend gives pause to remember a Love Story at Arlington. As part of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, the Wright Family had only to look at its family album to connect with the iconic lives of leaders during the turbulent sixties. Their celebration of the Civil Rights Anniversary started with the movement in March 2014 of Sp5 Wyley Wright Jr. from a segregated grave in Jacksonville, Florida and his wife, Ouida Fay McClendon Wright from a cemetery in Columbus, Georgia to Arlington National Cemetery during its 150th Anniversary. The Wright's commemoration was topped off by having their parents' grave marked with a headstone delivered in time for the Christmas laying of wreaths at Arlington by Wreaths Across America.