Tears of the Soul – A Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration Event

Apr 29 to Apr 29
From: 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
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Tears of the Soul – A Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration Event

1968 was a turbulent time in American and especially in Memphis, TN. Memphis is known as the mid south and sits on the Mississippi River. In Tears of the Soul we will meet a family living through the unrest of the time. The nation was at the height of the highly protested Vietnam war which was returning black soldiers to their hometowns maimed, in boxes or in many cases not at all. Black empowerment was on the rise with militant groups struggling to use their power to create their own destinies. Even after the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a caste system still existed, especially in the south. Racism and violence were rampant in the growing urban ghettos and Martin Luther King, the prominent leader of the Civil Rights movement and non-violent protest met his demise on a Memphis balcony.  Tears of the Soul is a portrayal of a family divided. The social climate in 1968 made life difficult outside and inside of the home. Family members with divergent viewpoints make it impossible to communicate. That was until one fateful day when tragedy collided with ideologies and each family member was forced to reevaluate their perspectives. Only by coming together was this family able to identify the true threat and free their souls from misconceptions, hatred and fear.

Written by:  Angela Wilson

This Event is Brought to You By Chesapeake Arts Center

Tears of the Soul – A Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration Event

The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is a 58,000 sq. ft. multi-discipline art facility located in Northern Anne Arundel County that is centered around the entertainment and education for both adults and children. Along with theatrical performances, movie showings, and educational/fun classes for adults and children, the CAC also offers space for meetings and private events in our two venues; The Hammonds Lane Theatre (816 person capacity) and the Studio 194 Theatre (120 person capacity). These venues are also utilized for live music events. Classes held at the CAC include everything from dance, music, pottery-making and wine tastings!