May 30th, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Located at the Bijou Theater in Bridgeport
“A JOURNEY…” by Kimberly Wilson is an intimate look at the African American experience told through the eyes of African American women as performed by one-woman, professional actress and singer Kimberly Wilson.
A Westport resident, Ms. Wilson skillfully tells of the struggles and influence of Black womanhood with strength, dignity and pride and in perfect lockstep with the history of the United States.
Eight women, eight pivotal generations, presented to you their stories through song, movement and dialogue and how ultimately their faith, hope, and calling help shape the America we know today. Joyful celebrations and painful reflections are rendered artistically to tell a story of persistence and courage and how womanhood, not always intricately woven into the tapestry of American history, is the thread that holds together the fabric of American life.
Included in this journey are historical reflections from a Native African Queen, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, African Queen, a Slave girl, and introducing the Freeman Sisters, whose historic 1848 homes still bear witness to the storied, free, Black and Paugussett, Bridgeport, CT settlement, Little Liberia (circa 1822).
To learn more about Kimberly Wilson and her productions visit her website here.
Part of the programming series in conjunction with the exhibit Remembered on view through June 30th.