Black Dispatches: Freedom Under Foot
Tue., July 22, 7 p.m. 2014
From the venue:While men in the Civil War ruled the battle field and political enclaves, Southern women - both black and white - struggled to find their way in an altered social hierarchy and economic reality. Through original music, dance and spoken word, contemporary jazz tap dancer and folklorist Germaine Ingram, violinist Diane Monroe, and bassist Jacqueline Pickett will explore the impact of war on enslaved and white women at this crucial point in the conflict. Their performance will pose questions about how Atlantaâ€™s women of 1864 responded to the expectations, demands, and sacrifices that the war imposed on them; what impact the war had on their sense of protection, dependence and power; how their attitudes toward racial and social inequality were hardened or transformed; and how they envisioned their future in a new social, economic, and political landscape.