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The Other Black History

  • Ashe Power House 1731 Baronne Street New Orleans, LA, 70113 United States (map)

February 22-24, 2018 | 7:30 PM
February 25, 2018 | 3:00 PM

$15 for tickets purchased on or before February 15, 2018
$20 for tickets purchased February 16th and after

The Other Black History is first-time playwright Flint Mitchell's attempt to teach comprehensive and accurate black history rather than the revisionist history that is being taught in schools. Mitchell knew that convincing schools, school districts, and government to teach what is true to their students and citizens would be impossible. Therefore, this play is a noble attempt to educate about some of the most basic, as well as some of the most controversial, American concepts using a stage play-an art form that is impervious to censorship and revision.

The Other Black History is a righteous take on the 1980s-pop culture movie The Breakfast Club. This stage play, set over two consecutive Saturdays, features a formerly incarcerated, yet exonerated schoolteacher as a detention monitor. During the two days of detention, he teaches four students about racial justice, and, most importantly, courage in the face of adversity. Come see this teacher lead the students through a comprehensive black history lesson that begins with the transatlantic slave trade and ends with the modern Civil Rights Movement.

For more information, call (504) 569-9070.