Then, and Now Again: The Boot Heel Strike
A Virtual Performance Followed by
Live Poetry and Interactive Discussion
Admission is free, but there is a suggested $5 donation
Reservations are requested, but not required
The Bread and Roses Workers’ Theater Group invites you to virtually experience their dramatization of the Boot Heel Strike, their poetry and an interactive conversation with you about accountability and change.
The Boot Heel Strike was a seminal event in civil rights history, as black and white tenant farmers stood in solidarity against the privileged white power structure of the day.
Now, more than 80 years later, the echo of the Boot Heel Strike is as resonant and relevant as ever.
Again, we connect past and current struggles as the working poor are denied the government relief they so desperately need, while the privileged gain wealth.
Colin McLaughlin and
The Workers’ Theater Company
Vocals: Hassie Davis
Guitar: Colin McLaughlin
Animation: Noah Laster
Antigone Chambers-Reed as Clara
Hassie Davis as Bertha
Shannon Duffy as The Reporter
Kevin FitzGerald as Elijah
Camese Johnson as Mrs. Zella Whitfield
Georgia Brown-Moore as Irene
Michael Paplanus as Hank
Holly Roe as Ms. Jones
Larry Shelton as Pastor Owen Whitfield