For All The World To Hear:             

Stories from the Struggle for Civil Rights

an oral history community project

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FOR ALL THE WORLD TO HEAR

Stories from the Struggle for Civil Rights


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An Oral History, Performance and Digital Humanities Outreach Project of the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, UMBC


For All the World to Hear: Stories from the Struggle for Civil Rights, is a dynamic humanities project in which approximately a dozen senior citizens from the Baltimore area tell, write, perform and digitally publish personal stories about their involvement with the struggle for civil rights.

Harriet Lynn, oral historian, dramaturge, director of this project worked with participants who shared and performed their stories in this oral history performance project enthusiastically received at various museums, colleges and other venues.  This program is supported by the Maryland Humanities Council and inspired by the traveling exhibit, For All The World to See, curated by Maurice Berger.


On view at UMBC, CAVDC  Nov. 15, 2012 - March 10, 2013  Baltimore, MD.


Now knows as:

Stories from the Struggle for Civil Rights - featured at Creative Alliance (2013) in partnership with Arts Everyday & Howard Community College (2014)

For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights is organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Lu Coleman

FATWTH participant

photo:  Harriet Lynn

Robert Houston

FATWTH participant

photo:  Harriet Lynn

For All the World to Hear Cast

UMBC Commons

Preview November 15, 2012

A panel with Harriet Lynn, Sandra Abbott, UMBC CADVC graduate student and members of the For All the World to Hear oral history performance outreach project

featured at the

American Alliance of Museums Annual Conference 2013

May 19-22, 2013    Baltimore, MD


Storytelling from Page to Stage: An Oral History Community Project

was selected by the AAM Program Committee from a record number of over 600 proposals

Monday,  May 20, 2013  1:45 pm - 3:00 pm  Room 341  Code:  1914


Baltimore Convention Center

Heritage Theatre Artists Consortium


116 W.University Parkway     Penthouse 3

Baltimore, MD 21210


ph/fax: 410-235-4457        hlynn@umbc.edu 


www.h-tac.com

The program was truly fabulous.  It was substantive, moving and beautifully performed (at UMBC).  You should be so proud!!  Congratulations to you, Sandra (Abbott) and everyone involved for an incredible service to humanity!

Jill Moss Greenberg

Executive Director - Maryland Women’s Heritage Center

I am so glad to have been able to attend... "For All The World To Hear" on Sunday (at the Jewish Museum of Maryland). A truly extraordinary experience for us - and thanks to your direction which has drawn the personal  stories within each participant's time and place to a special focus in our shared memories of historical events. Congratulations to all of you! Such a marvelous gathering of storytellers.

Marlyn Robinson

Co-Producer/Co-Director - Performance Theatre

Look for in near future digital stories on iTunesU and written accounts, video on

foralltheworldtohear.org

Maryland Humanities Council

Blog - January 17, 2013 

Marylanders on the Front Line for Freedom

by Harriet Lynn

Run do not walk to MHC-funded program - for All the World to Hear

Dear friends:  I had the honor and pleasure of attending an MHC-funded program last night in Baltimore at the Maryland Historical Society. “For All the World to Hear: Stories from the Struggle for Civil Rights,” is a dynamic project in which a dozen senior citizens from the Baltimore area tell and perform personal stories of their involvement in the struggle for civil rights.  It accompanies an exhibition created (in partnership with the Smithsonian) by and on view at UMBC, “For All The World to See.” Our grant was made to UMBC Center for Visual Art and Culture.  Harriet Lynn is the Project Director and produced the dramatic reading.  It was very moving, and I learned so much from these stories.

Phoebe Stein Davis

Executive Director

Maryland Humanities Council

Your work on FOR ALL THE WORLD TO HEAR has been exemplary. The project is glorious. And, from my perspectives, as an historian and curator, perfect.


Maurice Berger, Curator, For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights exhibit


Maurice Berger is Research Professor at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland Baltimore County and Consulting Curator of The Jewish Museum in New York