An African-American senator (played by James Earl Jones) becomes the deginated survivor of an accident that kills the President of the United States. Now the first black President, he attempts to end bigotry.
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Clayton Lebouef was born in Yonkers, NY and grew up in the Schlobohm Housing projects. He attended Carnegie-Mellon University then moved to Washington. DC. where worked as a drug abuse counselor and DJ. In 1987 he wrote, directed, and co-produced "Tied-Apart: A Story of Singers, Students, and South Africa." He has performed Off Broadway, with StageWalker Group in London and at top regional theaters like Center Stage. His other written works include "Shero: The Livication of Henrietta Davis" and "Record Store Twenty Four." From theater, Clayton moved to television, where he has had roles in various productions, including "Homicide," "The Wire," and "Show Me A Hero." He's currently developing a feature-length documentary on Rod Serling (screenwriter of "The Man").
Katrina Bell McDonald holds the title of Associate Professor of Sociology, is the Co-Director of the Center for Africana Studies, and has served as the Associate Dean of Multicultural at The Johns Hopkins University. She became tenured in the spring of 2006, the second black female to ever be awarded tenure in the School of Arts and Sciences or the School of Engineering. Her first book was entitled Embracing Sisterhood: Class, Identity, and Contemporary Black Women (2007). Her second book, Marriage in Black: The Pursuit of Married Life among Native Blacks, African immigrants, and Caribbean Immigrants in the United States (co-authored with Caitlin Cross-Barnet), will be released early in 2018 and is a comparative study of black marriage in the United States.
THU FEB 1 |7:30 PM | $10, $7 MEMBERS (+$3 At the door)