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The Word Players Ushers in Black History Month

a woman called truthKNOXVILLE -- The WordPlayers will present A Woman Called Truth on January 31 at 7:30 p.m. This one-act play with music about the life of Sojourner Truth will be performed at Middlebrook Christian Ministries, 1540 Robinson Rd. at Middlebrook Pike in west Knoxville. The performance is FREE and no reservations are required. Information is available by calling 865-539-2490.

A Woman Called Truth, by Sandra Fenichel Asher, is a story of the life and achievements of Sojourner Truth. The play begins at the 1851 women's rights convention in Akron, Ohio. They then go back in time to 1797 and travel with Sojourner as she remembers some of the extraordinary experiences that shaped her life. You will get a glimpse of her highly cruel and unjust treatment as a slave. You will also experience how she bravely took her freedom and how she fought to free her son. At the end of the play, you will learn how she became "Sojourner Truth" and get a taste of her dynamic spirit as an orator as she delivers her famous "Ain't I a Woman" speech.

A Woman Called Truth is also available to tour to facilities in the greater Knoxville area.

Sojourner Truth was a civil and women's rights activist making A Woman Called Truth a perfect fit for February (Black History Month) and March (Women's History Month). For scheduling and fee information, please call 865-539-2490.

Published January 12, 2011

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