Right to Dream Performs for Middle School

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Brian Simmons of the Living Voices organization performs the Right to Dream program. (Photo by Jerrilyn Sibboni)

On Tuesday, February 7th, Brian Simmons of the Living Voices Program performed the Right to Dream program for the entire middle school department. The program
recreated a student’s coming of age as an African American in Mississippi during the 1950’s and 1960’s, shedding light on the issues of civil rights, leading audiences to understand how the fight against prejudice has shaped United States history. Using original film footage, historical photographs and the actor’s interpretation, the portrayal struck a deep chord with the students.