‘Seeking Justice 2018’: CCBC and Maryland Humanities bring history to life

July 24, 2018

The Catonsville Times, July 9, 2018

by Cody Boteler

Frederick Douglass, Eleanor Roosevelt and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall will visit the Community College of Baltimore County’s Catonsville campus in mid-July.

Or at least, a version of each historical icon will.

From July 13 to July 15, CCBC is partnering with Maryland Humanities, an organization that promotes humanities programming around the state, to present a “Chautauqua” show, in which actors portraying historical figures perform a monologue and then field questions during an audience discussion. The free shows begin at 7 p.m.

Each character will speak about his or her life and what “seeking justice” meant personally in their historical moment.

“The Chautauqua performances are not just a scripted performance,” said Judy Dobbs, program officer with Maryland Humanities. “The performer has to know a lot about what was happening during that era, not just about that character, but about the historical context.”

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