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

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“Silver Box: My Life in Black and White”
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

7:00 p.m.

The Melting Point

Contact: Mary Whitehead: whitehead888@att.net

The Athens storytelling collective Rabbit Box presents its second-annual Silver Box performance, “My Life in Black and White.” 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.

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