The San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild (SJMAG) and the Tabia African American Theatre Ensemble presents Through the Eyes of Mary McLeod Bethune, a vivid depiction of the epic march of Blacks from slavery to freedom, Sunday, April 15 at 11 a.m., at Genesis United Methodist Church in San Jose.
Conceived by Sharon Moore and directed by Viera Whye and assistant directors Alysha English and Sonya Stamper, Through the Eyes of Mary McLeod Bethune features youth and young adults of the San Jose community.
Bethune (1875-1955) was a pioneer educator, government official, and founder of Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Sojourner Truth, Fredrick Douglass, Langston Hughes, Martin Luther King, Ida B. Wells, Harriett Tubman, and Billie Holiday, among others, appear in the play. Richly informative and entertaining, the play is relevant to many of the contemporary issues of American democracy.
Attend to support the youth of San Jose and celebrate Black History beyond Black History Month!
Donations will be accepted.
Genesis UMC is located at 1620 Oakland Road, Suite, D103, San Jose, CA 95131. Get directions using Google Maps on the church's web page.