Visit with Rosa Parks – The Mother of the Freedom Movement – at the historic Liriodendron Mansion, and learn how her quiet determination sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott and inspired generations to continue the fight for civil rights.
On Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 pm, Janice Curtis Greene – award-winning Author, Master Storyteller, and American Griot – will bring Rosa Parks to life with her enthralling reenactment of the African American icon.
The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required as seating is limited. Visit https://bit.ly/RosaParksReservations for reservations.
Event is appropriate for ages 12+ and is fully accessible.
This special presentation is part of Dr. Kelly’s Liriodendron: Life, Legacy & Community – a year-long series of programs, supported by The Dresher Foundation, which explores the interests and influences of Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly – world-renowned surgeon, naturalist, philanthropist, and author, and one of the founders of Johns Hopkins Medical School and Hospital. Dr. Kelly was a champion of women’s suffrage.
About the Performer
Ms. Greene has been telling African, African American and Multicultural stories for over 30 years. She is Past President and Life Member of both of the Griots’ Circle of Maryland, Inc. and the National Association of Black Storytellers.
Janice Curtis Greene has delighted adult and student audiences at various venues throughout the United States and abroad. Janice mesmerizes her audiences with folktales, original and personal stories and Bible Stories set to syncopated Rap rhythms. Janice has narrated for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and is also known for her portrayals of historical African American women. Her poem “Black Women in Power” is featured in the newly released book, “Dear Kamala: Women Write to the New Vice President”.
In 2017 Commissioner Greene was appointed by Governor Hogan to serve on the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture.
For program and booking contact: www.janicethegriot.com