A Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Town of Cary Dreamfest Programs Jan. 16-18, 2021
Performances and films listed here will be available for viewing free of charge between Jan. 16-18, 2021. Links to access the shows and to claim a ticket for the film, “John Lewis: Good Trouble” will be added soon.
Storyteller Willa Brigham
An avid writer of short stories, poetry and songs, and host of the Television show Smart Start Kids, Willa Brigham uses her multiple talents and contagious energy to stimulate audiences of all ages. Join her on a quest for excitement, adventure and a joyous tour of your creative imagination. She empowers audiences to believe in themselves via the spoken word. Ms. Brigham will be presenting stories that honor the legacy of Dr. King and the struggle for equal rights appropriate for ages preschool and up.
Harriet Tubman featuring storyteller Janice Greene
Harriet Tubman comes to life through the captivating storytelling of Janice Greene, who embodies the essence of this courageous woman. Relive the quest to free enslaved people using safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. Janice Curtis Greene is an accomplished storyteller, an American Griot, who has been telling African, African-American and Multicultural stories for more than 25 years. This presentation is appropriate for ages preschool and up.
Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart featuring actor Mike Wiley
A Game Apart provides a glimpse of Jackie Robinson’s life during a bygone era of separate and unequal locker rooms, of whites-only hotels, and of restaurants with only a back door for colored athletes to enter. Witness the hopeless humiliation of a star player who was showered with adulation on the field and became a second-hand citizen when he walked off the diamond. Meet Jackie’s compatriots fighting the same battles between the end zones, inside the ring and around the track. A Game Apart is a powerful lesson of courage through dedication, perseverance, and leadership. Appropriate for grades 3 through adult.
John Lewis: Good Trouble
Chronicles the life and career of the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic Representative from Georgia and his 60+ years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using recent interviews with Lewis, at the time 80 years old, the film explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. King in 1957. Tickets to view this film are limited.