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King, Malcolm X dramatization set for April 15 on HCC campus

April 03, 2008

Washington County Free Library and Hagerstown Community College will hold the dramatization "Martin and Malcolm: One Vision - Two Voices," April 15, at 7 p.m.

The event will be held at HCC in the classroom auditorium, room CLR-111.

The event is free but those wishing to attend are asked to call 301-739-3250, ext. 136, to reserve a ticket as 200 seats are available.

Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X had radical, and often clashing, visions. Now is your chance to observe and join in on what is sure to be a thought-provoking conversation about race in America.

Hosted by Marc Steiner, the event features veteran performers Bill Grimmette and Charles Everett Pace as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.

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Grimmette is a living history interpreter, storyteller, actor and motivational speaker who has performed throughout the U. S. and abroad. He has researched and performed the characters of W. E. B. Du Bois, Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Banneker, Estevanico and Augustus Washington. He has an M.A. in psychology from Catholic University of America, and has done post-graduate work in education at George Mason University.

Pace has undergraduate and graduate degrees from University of Texas at Austin (B.A., biology) and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. (M.A., American studies: history and anthropology). As well as being a program adviser at Texas Union, University of Texas at Austin, Pace has taught at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Purdue University and Centre College in Kentucky.

The event is made possible through the Maryland Humanities Council special initiative, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Remembrance and Reconciliation, which uses the humanities to stimulate open, inclusive conversations about race.

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