The Landmark Society’s Walk the Walk: Encounters with Rochester’s African-American Ancestors, a long-running Black History Month event for city school students, has it all – and all are welcome to our free public performance at Memorial AME Zion Church in the historic Corn Hill neighborhood on February 10th at 7:00 PM. Music, laughter, joys, sorrows, challenges overcome and inspiration offered – everything you want in an enjoyable evening performance.
We’ll encounter several Ancestors from Rochester’s past during the performance. “Captain Sunfish,” a late 18th century frontiersman and formerly enslaved person will lead us in calling them forth. Sunfish is vividly portrayed by Shawn Dunwoody – those who have experienced his performances know that he will set the tone for a dynamic evening!
The Ancestors include the very famous – Frederick Douglass – as well as those not as well known, such as Bessie Hamm or Anna Murray Douglass. You’ll leave this performance with a better understanding of what people from our past have accomplished – and be inspired by what people of today can achieve.
The performance will be preceded by a special musical performance – and the main event will be enhanced with talented musicians supporting the actors.
We’re proud to partner with Memorial AME Zion Church as the performance site. 2017 is their 190th Anniversary Year, and we will be part of the kickoff of the year-long celebration for this historic congregation.
Following the performance enjoy the chance to chat with the actors and musicians while enjoying a delicious cookie reception sponsored by The Links, Rochester NY Chapter.
ALL ARE WELCOME – please come out and support these amazing actors!