What: “Towards the Mountaintop: Commemorating Dr. King” is a live stage event to honor the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s passing and the 55th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
When: Sunday, August 26, 3 p.m.
Where: Los Angeles Trade-Tech College – LATTC 400 West Washington Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90015 Actors and activists will re-enact Dr. King and other real life equal rights activists, with musicians providing Negro Spirituals and gospel music plus anti-Vietnam War rock songs. The show is taking place at the end of the Left Coast Forum (www.leftcoastforum.org/). On a schedule permitting basis, re-enactors for the Rev. King Commemoration include:
K.B. SOLOMON plays Paul Robeson; GERALD RIVERS depicts Dr. King; BEN GUILLORY plays W.E.B. Du Bois; activist HARVEY WASSERMAN is Eugene V. Debs; EVELIA JONES, a direct descendant of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, portrays her great-grandmother (many times removed); BRENDA LEE EAGER (left) as Mahalia Jackson, GREG PALAST is Henry David Thoreau, IAN RUSKIN re-enacts Thomas Paine, SUZANNE NICHOLS plays Sojourner Truth, E. MILTON WHEELER is Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X, SHARON KYLE plays Ida B. Wells, and MICHAEL BECKWITH plays Jesus of Nazareth.
PARKING: Free at last! Comp parking in garage located across the street from LATTC.
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