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Sherrie Tolliver of Women in History will re-enact the life of Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks made history when her arrest on a segregated bus sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Rosa Parks is known as the mother of the Modern Civil Rights Movement, but her life of activism began long before her arrest and continued for decades. Hear the story of this quiet but courageous woman and her recollections of the tumultuous times in which she lived. Tolliver has worked with Women In History, an organization dedicated to education through the dramatic recreation of lives of notable women in U.S. History since 1994 and has accumulated a rich cadre of characters. Ms. Tolliver has a BFA in acting from New York University where she minored in African-American history. She has extensive training in dance, theater and music. Currently she works as an early childcare educator and performs as an actress and standup comic. She has taught drama at the Cleveland School of the Arts, the Beck Center and the Jerry Leonard Youth Theater. She has performed at the Cleveland Playhouse, Cain Park’s Alma Theater, Karamu House, the Front Row Theater, Jewish Community Center’s Variety Tale Theater and Kennedy’s Cabaret at Playhouse Square. Q&A following presentation.

Four course dinner included!

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