Go Beyond the Show - Having Our Say

Women of Accomplishment Art Exhibit
Curated through Great Plains Black History Museum
Exhibit dates: Jan. 17-Feb. 9 at the Omaha Community Playhouse

Artist Terry Diel has captured images of historical African-American women in No. 2 pencil. Women of Accomplishment are notable African-American women from the past who have had a definite influence on everything from the entertainment industry to the civil rights movement. Women on display will include Hattie McDaniel, Bessie Coleman, Daisy Bates and others. The historical relevance is included with each image on display. Diel has been an art teacher and a professional artist for over 45 years, and has exhibited throughout the Midwest.

Pre-show Conversations
Friday, Jan. 31 & Feb. 8, 6:45 p.m.
Enjoy a conversation about the exhibit prior to Having Our Say on Jan. 31 and Feb. 8. The conversation is free and open to those attending the play that evening.

Post-show discussion with Spencer Davis
Feb. 2, 2014, after the 2 p.m. matinee of Having Our Say

Join Dr. Spencer Davis, professor of history at Peru State College, for a workshop and discussion of the historic context of Having Our Say and Harlem during the Delany sisters’ era. A question and answer format makes for an interactive experience for the audience member.

Spencer Davis has taught at Peru State College since 1983 and holds a B.A. from Brown University, M.A. from University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Ph. D from University of Toronto. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and belongs to professional organizations, including the Abraham Lincoln Association, Organization of American Historians and Midwest Political Science Association. He is a member of Humanities Nebraska Speakers Bureau presenting programs on African-American History and Abraham Lincoln. He is a member of the Nebraska State Historical Society Board of Trustees and a Durham Museum consultant and speaker. 

He has contributed entries for Encyclopedia U.S.A. and Encyclopedia of Slavery, reviews in “Nebraska History” and articles to Proceedings of Dakota Conference on Early British Literature and Proceedings of the European Studies Conference.  He has published articles on James Weldon Johnson and Ma Rainey.

Dr. Davis has been married to Mrs. Vivian Davis since May, 1996.

Talk Back

Jan. 31, 2014, after the show
Join the actresses and crew for a post-show talk back for a behind-the-scenes discussion of challenges, techniques and ideas of creating Having Our Say.

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