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Portrait of My People
Through personal stories and family photographs, St. Louis actor Erin Kelley, a direct descendant of noted Shawnee chief, Tecumseh, shares her experiences of growing up in a Native American/multi-racial family. Illustrating how our assumptions about ethnic and cultural groups shape society, Kelley encourages young people to take pride in what makes them unique. Nominated for a 2009 Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Production for Young Audiences, Portrait of My People offers a fresh perspective of multiculturalism and Shawnee and Cherokee history which engages students and adults alike. A talk back follows each performance. Today at and tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the Lee Auditorium at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park.
Most appreciated by ages 10 and up.
In conjunction with this performance, don't miss out on our discussion and signing of the book The Red-Black Connection with author Valena Broussard Dismukes today at 1 p.m.
Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for students, seniors and veterans, and $8 for museum members and groups.
More information and tickets: www.mohistory.org