WHCR Radio Interview
Hear Messeret and Dianne Kirksey-Floyd in their radio interview with DJ LeRoy and NightWatchman talk about The American Slavery Project’s June 17th’s “Freedom to Enfranchisement” event. “ The event is the FINALE of The American Slavery Project’s 2019 Play Reading Series “ABC’s:African-Americans From Bondage through Crow” with Eugene Lee’s “Ode to Juneteenth” directed by Judy Tate featuring Godfrey L. Simmons Jr. and an encore of Judy Tate’s “In the Parlour” directed by Dianne Kirksey-Floyd featuring Messeret Stroman Wheeler, Gabrielle Camille Archer, Montana Lampert Hoover and Rebecca Hargrove. Immediately followed by food, dancing and fun celebrating Juneteenth.
“Ode to Juneteenth” where Emancipation Jones tells us the true story of “Juneteenth”, the day 2 1/2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation when Union Soldiers finally rode into Texas to announce the end of slavery.
1913 “In the Parlour” , on the eve of the historic Washington, D.C. Women’s March for Votes, a Black sorority member of the newly formed Delta Sigma Theta Sorority stitches “walking skirts” for her fellow sorors to wear, when she learns that the march’s famous white organizer has other plans.