The play is set in the South during the 1960s American Civil Rights movement, as a trio of emerging black leaders attempts to conquer their individual demons amidst death threats from the Klan and wire taps by the FBI. The cast features Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Francois Battiste, J. Bernard Calloway, Quincy Dunn-Baker, Erik Jensen, LeRoy McClain, Curtis McClarin, Rachel Nicks, and Brian Wallace.
Gates, the Director of Harvard University's W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African-American Research, will moderate a discussion between playwright Tracey Scott Wilson, director Liesl Tommy, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Diane McWhorter (Carry Me Home).
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