"...and ain't I a woman..." - Sojourner Truth
"Just like moons and like suns, with the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing
high...Still I'll rise." Maya Angelou
The accomplishments of Black women have gone unsung. This 60 minute staged reading heralds
those achievements with song, poetry, drama, dance, and music. The astounding efforts of Phillis Wheatley, Sojourner
Truth, Hattie McDaniel, Bessie Smith, Leotine Price, Marian Anderson, and countless others are acknowledged in
this spiritually inspiring, and heartwarming production. The diverse eloquence of the women portrayed in this
production is worthy of great esteem, and acclaim. Audiences laugh in the face of adversity, and cry triumphant
tears of joy.
"...like exquisite butterflies trapped in an evil honey toiling away their lives in a world
that viewed them as mules..." Jean Toomer
"Woman I Am" gives gracious reverence, while highlighting the influences of these wondrous
women, even after outlandish atrocities. "...still I rise...".
"I cannot stress too strongly how significant a role the audience plays in any concert..."
Marian Anderson, My Lord, What a Morning