BRTC Black History Month Event

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Date(s) - 02/07/2023
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Randolph County Development Center (RCDC)


The Black River Technical College Foundation, in collaboration with First Horizon Bank, and the Eddie Mae Herron Center/Museum will host a Black History Month event at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 7 at the Randolph County Development Center on the Pocahontas BRTC campus, located at 1410 Hwy. 304 East.

This year’s Black History Month Event will feature two one-man-shows, Starry Road to Freedom, performed by writer, actor and director Darius Wallace of Memphis, TN and Live Rich, or Die Poor, performed by actor and writer Ann Perry Wallace of Memphis, TN.

In Starry Road to Freedom, Darius Wallace will perform a tantalizing account of the life of the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass through song, monologues and poetry. Wallace said, his hope is that audiences will be inspired by Frederick Douglass’s ability to overcome adversity through the power and inspiration of the written and spoken word, “With this power we can not only transform ourselves but also the world around us,”

Live Rich, Die Poor is Ann Perry Wallace’s first one person play and is based on the life of Zora Neale Hurston, the famed folklorist and Harlem Renaissance writer. “This is a study of a woman who fought to live and use every single gift while she lived. Her life has the power to instruct, inspire and illuminate. This show captures the vulnerable Zora we don’t often read about, and it asks us if we are living in a way in which we are emptying ourselves out and using all of our gifts,” said Wallace. “Strap in and put yourself in Zora’s shoes as she confronts her life choices and discovers the reach of her impact.” says Wallace.