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Friday, November 16 News

Way Back When... 1976

Kimberly Wilson, an award-winning actress, will bring seven African-American women to life on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Darien Historical Society as part of Black History Month.

Through words, movement and song, Wilson transforms into famous women from our past, including Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth and Rosa Parks. Hear the stories of the women who helped shape the America we know today.

“These are historical figures I’m portraying, but anybody who comes to see the show can find something in their own history,” she said. “Everyone has a unique journey.”

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.

The show is for ages 10 to adult. A reception will follow. Cost: $10 for members and $30 for non-members. Seating is limited. Register here.

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