SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Armstrong Atlantic State University is hosting the original theatrical work Words Between Two Reformers: Mary McLeod Bethune and Eleanor Roosevelt on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public and is being held in honor of the 22nd annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival.
"Words Between Two Reformers" features the friendship between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Mary McLeod Bethune, a civil rights leader and member of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Black Cabinet. The two women were prominent advocates of social change in the 20th century.
"Words Between Two Reformers" was written and produced by Jewell Robinson. The performance features Ysaye M. Barnwell as Mary McLeod and Linda Kenyon as Eleanor Roosevelt.
The work was initially performed in Washington D.C. as part of the 2010 Black Heritage Month and Women's History Month celebrations.
The Savannah Black Heritage Festival will be presented by the city of Savannah and Savannah State University. For more information, visit www.savannahblackheritagefestival.com.