Peace Cabaret on Tuesday

Please come to the Peace Cabaret at Carmody at 7:30 on Oct. 27– suggested donation a ten-spot. This is meant to benefit Sue Sojourner, who is struggling to assemble the photos, the ephemera, the words, the memories, of her role and those of her friends in the fight for civil rights in the south in the sixties. Hers may be the real “greatest generation”–those who threw their lives into jeopardy for some idea of justice that wasn’t popular at the time.

The entertainment will surprise you–political talk that isn’t boring. I’ve assembled sections of speeches from the likes of Stokely Carmichael, Fanny Lou Hamer, MLK, and more that carry the flavor of those days’ immediacy, the sense that something real could change. They’ll be read by Duluth citizens: David Comer, Portia Johnson, Bart Sutter, Rabbi Amy Bernstein and more.

And hey–for fun, Perfectini plays lounge jazz– another 60s artifact.

come on down and let’s think and feel together about what political change can be.



about 15 years ago

Hey I'm reading, so I urge everyone to come, it's going to be a lot of fun and it's for a GREAT cause!


about 14 years ago

Back by popular demand, this event will take place TONIGHT!!!!

Peace Cabaret, a Mississippi Civil Rights Project Fundraiser, with
music, performance, and a documentary photography exhibition will be held on Mon., Feb 1, 2010, 7-10 pm at the Venue at Mohaupt Block, 2024 W. Superior St., Duluth (Old VFW).

The performance begins with a welcome by NAACP activist Claudie Washington. Noted Duluthians will read short pieces by civil rights leaders. Portia Johnson will perform as Sojourner Truth, Mary Cameron as Fannie Lou Hamer, Xavier "Chaplain-X" Bell as Martin Luther King, Jr., Barton Sutter as Robert F. Kennedy, David Comer as Stokely Carmichael, and Claire Kirch as Barbara Jordan.

The evening includes '60s & '70s music with freedom songs. Refreshments (prepared by the African American Men's Group), soft drinks and drinks will be available for purchase. The suggested donation is $5.

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