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KIDS: Color Me Dark

An African American girl and her family move from the racially divided South to Chicago during 1919’s Great Migration.

  • Oct. 10 - Nov. 2, 2003
  • Multiple Venues
  • Approx 1 hour
  • $14.00
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In 1919, amidst fierce racial tensions in the rural south, a young African-American girl named Nellie Lee Love moves with her family from Tennessee to Chicago. Mama believes a fresh start will help Nellie Lee’s sister Erma Jean, who has stopped speaking after witnessing a horrible, mysterious event. Though life in this northern city is new and exciting, Nellie Lee and Erma Jean discover that racism knows no boundaries. With the love and support of their family, both sisters realize the strength within themselves to triumph in this co-commission by the Kennedy Center and Scholastic Entertainment, based on Patricia C. McKissack’s award-winning book from Scholastic’s popular Dear America series.

Recommended for ages 9 and up.
All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

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