Monday, February 10, 2020
(Exact Dates, Venues and Time TBA)
VAS Cultural Arts Enrichment Series
A Conversation with Grace Bumbry (Interview/Discussion/Q&A)
Civil Rights Trailblazer & Legendary Opera Star
Sponsored by Venetian Arts Society and John Knox Village
Dillard High School
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Please RSVP Limited Complimentary Seating
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Or Contact Us At:
William Riddle, Executive/Artistic Director
Venetian Arts Society
PO Box 2114
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33303
Venetian Arts Society: Cultural Arts Enrichment Series
An introduction/interview/discussion/Q&A exploring the life and career of legendary African-American Opera Star and Civil Rights Activist GRACE BUMBRY in a relaxed, yet focused, “conversational setting with students, artists, and audience participants and create a nurturing and all-encompassing learning experience with this legendary artist/humanitarian. This is a rare and extraordinary opportunity for an UP CLOSE & PERSONAL encounter with a truly historic “game changer” and legendary artist both in person and through rare video clips, photos and newspaper articles.
Grace Bumbry played a major role in the pioneering generation of Black opera singers who are credited with following legendary civil rights pioneer and singer Marian Anderson, in paving the way for African American women in opera. We will explore Grace Bumbry and The Great Migration, sometimes known as the Great Northward Migration, or the Black Migration, was the movement of six million African-Americans out of the rural Southern United States to the urban Northeast, Midwest, and West that occurred between 1916 and 1970. Ms. Bumbry was appointed a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador to teach “tolerance” and the necessity of education and health care for disadvantaged youth and continues to inspire and motivate up and coming generations through her personal message for youth in today’s society, overcoming adversity now as compared to 1950’s & 1960”s.
“Genius is not enough…it takes courage to change people’s hearts.” -Quote from Green Book (2018 movie)
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dillard High School
2501 NW 11th ST, Fort Lauderdale, Fl, 33311
Bookings are closed for this event.