Modell Lyric And University Of Baltimore Present ‘A People’s History Of The United States’ At Wright Theater


— The Modell Lyric Education Department and the University of Baltimore (UB) Diversity and Culture Center presents a staged reading of excerpts from Howard Zinn’s landmark book A People’s History of the United States on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from noon to 2 p.m. at the University of Baltimore’s Wright Theater.

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“Often shocking in its revelations, A People’s History of the United States is a provocative examination of U.S. history. The 1st person narratives included in the book provide the perfect foundation for an interesting afternoon of theater,” said Denise Kumani Gantt, Director of Education at the Modell Lyric.

Written in 2005 by the legendary historian, professor, playwright author and activist, “A People’s History” has become an integral part of study in colleges and universities, book clubs, reading groups, and community and

social justice organizations across the nation. The 10th anniversary edition, which will be used for the staged reading, contains social movement updates including Occupy Wall Street, marriage equality, and the DREAM Act.

The theatrical readers come from a cross section of backgrounds— educators, students, executives, artists, activists, clergy, and others. The reading is a partnership between the Modell Lyric and the University of Baltimore and part of UB’s African American Arts Festival.

“The speeches, letters and poems in ‘A Peoples History of the United States’ are testimonies that should be shared with the community. We are pleased to partner with the Modell Lyric to present this staged reading to the students, faculty and staff at the University of Baltimore,” said Karla Shepherd, UB Diversity and Culture Center director.

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