Join us for a very special presentation focusing on the life and work of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, famed abolitionist, literary figure, and champion for civil and women’s rights. Sharia Benn will perform an excerpt from her acclaimed original production “Voices of F.E.W.” as Harper, before returning as herself to provide us with valuable insight about this incredible woman’s life and activism. Dr. Jean Corey will delve into the historical context of Harper’s writing and help us to answer the question, “Why have I not heard more about this amazing woman?”
Sharia Benn is the Founder, President and Executive Artistic Director of the Sankofa African American Theatre Company in Harrisburg.
Dr. Jean Corey is a Professor of English and Director of the Center for Public Humanities at The Messiah University.
1 hour. For ages 16+. Registration is required. Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.
This is a Mary Sachs Series Program. Funding support provided by the Mary Sachs Charitable Trust.