DCC:"Its Been A Long Time Coming"

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Name: DCC:"Its Been A Long Time Coming"
Date: August 6, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
Event Description:
 The Delta Cultural Center’s Youth History Arts Camp presents online live performance of their original stage production entitled “It’s Been a Long Time Coming.” Developed within the context of the 1960s civil rights movement, this dramatic stage play was written by local students, ages 12 to 18 years as participants of the DCC's Youth Arts Summer Camp workshop. The youth will perform their work as a free event streamed live online. The public is invited to tune in to  , Thursday, August 6, at 6 p.m., to watch the performance.
These young artists will also perform songs from the civil rights era.
Set in 1963 Helena, the play recalls a time in the history of the Arkansas Delta and the nation when protests against social injustices revolutionized the nation-- even in Helena, Arkansas, when protests were all afoot. The play centers on the sit-in at was then Henry's Drug Store and Soda Fountain in the heart of downtown Helena. (See photo above: Participants of 1963 civil rights sit-in protest at Henry’s Drug Store in Helena).
For more information on this free event, contact Cliff Dean, assistant education coordinator, at (870) 338.4350, or email james.dean@arkansas.gov.
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August 6, 2020
6-7 PM
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