The Lincoln Legacy Project is being presented in conjunction with Ford's presentation of the musical Parade (September 23-October 30), for which Uhry authored the book. The discussion will be moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Cynthia Tucker, and also feature author Eli Evans.
Parade tells the true story of Leo Frank's trial and lynching in early 20th-century Atlanta. Ostracized for his faith and Northern heritage, Jewish factory manager Leo Frank is accused of murdering a teenaged factory girl the day of the annual Confederate Memorial Day parade.
Participants in Legacy Project events at Ford's Theatre will also include moderator Chris Matthews with current members of Congress (October 3); Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson (October 17); and hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon (October 24). In addition, there will be a staged reading of Janet Langhart Cohen's Anne and Emmett (October 1), which is an imagined meeting between Anne Frank, a Jewish girl killed during the Holocaust, and Emmett Till, an African-American boy murdered in Mississippi in the 1950s.
Additional Legacy Project events will include a screening and discussion of the film, The People v. Leo Frank at DCJCC (October 18); the non-verbal show, Arts on the Horizon: Drumming with Dishes at Atlas Performing Arts Center (October 10-15); Tales of My Friend Mr. Lincoln at Atlas (October 22 ); City at Peace DC: What Is Tolerance? at Atlas (October 22); and ParadeYouth Summit at Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington (October 23).
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