MLK Project

By Yolanda Vasquez
Produced by Writers Theatre  

Performed at schools, museums and juvenile detention centers in and around Chicago

Weaving together poetry, hip-hop and history, The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights follows Alaya, a student in search of truth and self-discovery through researching the American Civil Rights Movement. Seen by more than 83,000 students, this cross-cultural, dynamic, multimedia performance interlaces personal interviews of Chicago-based Civil Rights activists, featuring both the celebrated and unsung heroes of the Movement.

The video shows a couple moments from rehearsal. 

Performer: Adhana Reid