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May 14 Show “Silver Box – My Life in Black & White”

The Athens storytelling collective Rabbit Box presents its second-annual Silver Box performance, “My Life in Black and White” on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. More than 250 people attended Silver Box last year. This year’s show will feature elder storytellers recalling personal stories about a time in their lives when race mattered—in the past or more recently.

Earnest Thompson will recall being a child of eight and discovering the invisible boundaries in his mixed-race neighborhood in Charleston, where black and white kids played together, but only on the sidewalks. Valdon Daniel will speak of his job at a white-owned grocery store in Athens, where, as a 12-year-old, he carried groceries to his black neighbors. Mony Abrol will speak of being eminently qualified for a job, but facing racial discrimination during an interview.

Those are just a handful of the stories that will be told at Silver Box: My Life in Black and White, on Wednesday, May 14th at 7:00 p.m. at The Melting Point, 295 E. Dougherty Street in Athens. Admission is $5.00.

For more information, please contact Mary Whitehead at whitehead888@att.net.