The Hillsboro Story is a warm-hearted, hard-hitting narrative set in the writer’s hometown, near the Mason Dixon Line, during one of the most powerful turning points in America’s history.
The story opens in Hillsboro, Ohio on July 5, 1954 when the "colored" elementary school went up in flames. The fire sparked a "school fight" led by five African American mothers that became the first test case for the Brown v. Board of Education decision (May, 1954) in the North. Ms. Banyas was in the third grade, and the memory of those times sparked this cultural detective story – – a lively weaving of spoken word, movement, monologues and visual images backed by an evocative original music score. The work is a sequel to No Strangers Here Today, a story of the Underground Railroad. Both works are set in Highland County, Ohio 100 years apart, and celebrate bi-racial resistance movements that are core to maintaining democracy and upholding human rights.
- Location — Edward K. Daniels Auditorium on Central Campus
- Date — Friday, September 28, 2012
- Time — 7:30pm
- Contact — For more info, contact Louis Mays at 800.628.7722 x3580 or email@example.com or Lynn Musser at LMusser@hcs-k12.org
This event is free and open to the public! The program is funded by a Choose to Read LSTA Grant, awarded to the Hillsboro City Schools. There will be a community conversation after the show.