Mama Edie’s Black Theater Ensemble is invited to perform her original composition called “Metamorphosis” at a university in Iowa in 1970. After what had been a peaceful and joyful journey along the way, the ensemble members come to realize that Civil Rights had not yet fully taken root, not even in the north.
- Have you or has anyone in your family ever been in a situation where you felt not only unwelcome but in danger just because of the color of your skin? If so, what was the situation and what was it like?
- If someone was being mistreated because of their so-called race, gender, religion or ethnic heritage, do you think that you could speak up for them? If so, how would you go about it? If not, why not?
- How can we turn the anger of a painful past into something life giving and productive? What is the likely end result if we do not, if we don’t find within ourselves a place of peace?
- The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (A fictional tale of the mysterious journey into the experience of invisibility of an entire race of people.)
- Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin – a non-fiction book, also produced as a film, that reflects on the experiences of a European/white American who disguises himself as an African American.
- Of Water and the Spirit by Malidoma Patrice Some’
- African American/Blacks
- Civil Rights Movement
- Crossing Cultures
- Education and Life Lessons
- Stereotypes & Discrimination