@ The Pompano Beach Community Center
Pompano Beach, Florida
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (2015)
b/ Allan Harris & Doug Wimbish (21st Century Freedom Riders)
George Gershwin wrote the “PORGY AND BESS” aria in 1934, telling the story of a crippled street-beggar struggling to survive on Catfish Row, a black tenement in 1920s Charleston, South Carolina. “Porgy and Bess” was based on real-life, Charleston resident, Samuel Smalls.
• THE GULLAH, FIRST IN THE EAST TO BE FREE