'The Movement: 50 Years of Love and Struggle' rescheduled to Oct. 7

September 24, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Due to a scheduling conflict, "The Movement: 50 Years of Love and Struggle," a one-man multimedia theatrical performance featuring Ron Jones, has been moved to 7 p.m. Oct. 7 in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. It originally was scheduled for Oct. 6.

The production features Jones, who won a New England Emmy award in 2002, playing multiple characters that takes the audience on a multifaceted journey through the changing face of the African American experience, said Black Cultural Center director Renee Thomas. The performance is part of the BCC's Fall Cultural Arts Series.

"The civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s, and all of the legislation that passed during that time, was arguably the most profound expression of the ensuring of human dignity in our country's history," Thomas said.  “'The Movement: 50 Years of Love and Struggle' illustrates the vast and complex tapestry of the African American experience in America and helps people to understand that there is an ongoing necessity to consistently re-evaluate whose current civil rights are being compromised. 'The Movement' is a visual chronicle that highlights many of the political, social and cultural markers in our nation's history."

An open discussion with Jones and the audience about the show will follow the performance. Thomas said she hopes that the performance will use the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act to engage people in a discussion about culture, politics and policy. 

Writer: Greg McClure, 765-496-9711, gmcclure@purdue.edu 

Source: Renee Thomas, 765-494-3091, rathomas@purdue.edu


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