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Connecticut Actress Takes Audiences On 'A Journey' Through Black History

May 23, 2019

Maya Angelou, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks. These are three of the eight Black women whose experiences are recounted in Kimberly Wilson’s “A JOURNEY: Musical One-Woman Show”.

This hour, Wilson, a Westport, Connecticut resident, joins us to talk about her experience writing and performing the show. 

Later, we learn how a new project researched by local university students is drawing interest and attention to the slave history of Fairfield, Connecticut.

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GUESTS:

  • Kimberly Wilson - Playwright and performer of “A JOURNEY: Musical One-Woman Show"
  • Dr. Giovanni Ruffini - Professor of History at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Olivia McEvoy - Recent graduate of Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut

Event info:

Kimberly Wilson will perform “A JOURNEY: Musica One-Woman Show” on Thursday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The performance will serve as a benefit for the city’s historic Mary & Eliza Freeman Houses and Center.

Chion Wolf contributed to this show.