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Dance, Theatre, Art and the Story of Ruby Bridges
February 27, 2014 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm| Free
The amazing story of Ruby Bridges, the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in the segregated South, is arguably one of the least celebrated of the many stories of courage and perseverance that characterized the struggle for justice in the Jim Crow era. Perhaps the most famous reference to Ruby Bridges is in the Norman Rockwell painting The Problem We all Live With (1964), but more recently her story served as the inspiration for an original multimedia dance piece by Jamaican American choreographer Afua Hall titled Red. Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences presents a discussion led by Professor Elana Lanczi, who collaborated on and performed in Red, on the inspiration behind the project and the enduring power of the story of Ruby Bridges. Location: NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library, Adolfo & Marisela Cotilla Gallery. For more information, contact David Kilroy at 954-262-8021 or firstname.lastname@example.org.