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Dr. King Commemoration

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                                                                                    TOWARDS THE MOUNTAINTOP:

 
COMMEMORATING DR. KING and the 55th ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON                                               


30427692_15283264230_r.jpeg                                                                                        Gerald Rivers as Rev. King
 

To observe the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s passing the live stage event “Towards the Mountaintop: Commemorating Dr. King” is taking place in Downtown L.A. shortly before the 55th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. This docu-play with music is being presented at the end of the Left Coast Forum ( www.leftcoastforum.org/). New York Congressional Candidate and Democratic Socialist ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ is giving the Forum’s keynote address.

 
30427692_15336831958518_r.jpeg   Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will deliver a keynote address at  the Left Coast Forum 
   

WHAT: “Towards the Mountaintop: Commemorating Dr. King”
 
WHEN: 3:00 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018

WHERE: Los Angeles Trade-Technical College

400 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

FREE PARKING - across from venue


30427692_15283286680_r.jpeg                                                          K.B. Solomon as Paul Robeson

“Towards the Mountaintop” pays homage to Rev. King’s visionary legacy as a champion of: Black, Civil and Human Rights; Labor; and Peace. Various actors and activists will re-enact Dr. King and other real life equal rights activists. Musicians will provide live Negro Spirituals, soul and gospel music.

30427692_15283268330_r.jpeg                                                                                          Gerald Rivers as Rev. King

Attendance at “Towards the Mountaintop” requires a separate admission from the Left Coast Forum. To purchase tickets to attend this show at 3:00 p.m., on Sunday, Aug. 26 and/or to make a donation, go to the “DONATE NOW” icon at the upper right of this website and click there.

 
                                                                                                          TICKET PRICES

                                                                  $150  -  Prime seating front row in front of podium.

                                                                  $100  -  First 3 rows.

                                                                  $50  -  Front Orchestra.

                                                                  $20  -  Rear Orchestra.

                                                                  FREE PARKING - across from venue.


30427692_15283286030_r.jpeg                                                                                              Ben Guillory as W. E. B. Du Bois                         

 Actors/activists will portray and read the words of: 1776 Patriot Tom Paine; civil disobedience advocates Jesus, Henry David Thoreau; abolitionists John Brown, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Congressman Thaddeus Stevens, Sojourner Truth; feminists Susan B. Anthony, Ida B. Wells; labor activist Eugene Debs; Civil Rights workers Paul Robeson, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, etc.

30427692_1533682316203324_r.jpeg                                                             Stand up comic Mona Shaikh as suffragette Susan B. Anthony

On a schedule permitting basis, re-enactors for the Rev. King Commemoration include: GERALD RIVERS as Dr. King; K.B. SOLOMON plays singer/actor/activist Paul Robeson; BEN GUILLORY depicts W.E.B. Du Bois; comedian MONA SHAIKH portrays suffragette Susan B. Anthony; IAN RUSKIN as 1776 revolutionary Thomas Paine; activist HARVEY WASSERMAN is Socialist Party presidential candidate Eugene V. Debs; EVELIA JONES, a direct descendant of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, will portray her great-grandmother (many times removed); etc. EDDIE WHEELER, who has portrayed Black Panther Bobby Seale, will depict Malcolm X. Soul singer BRENDA LEE EAGER brings Mahalia Jackson back to life and provides live music. TANIA VERAFIELD, star of "The Roller Derby Play", is our emcee.

30427692_15283285440_r.jpeg                                                                             Ian Ruskin as Revolutionary Thomas Paine

“Towards the Mountaintop: Commemorating Dr. King” is being presented 3:00 p.m., Aug. 26 at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, 400 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015 by Cause Celeb Productions. CCP grew out of the 70th Anniversary Commemoration of the Hollywood Blacklist on Oct. 27, 2017 at the Writers Guild Theater, which C-SPAN aired on nationwide TV.

For King Commemoration info contact: 70hollybl@gmail.com

For information about the Left Coast Forum, an Aug. 24-26 gathering of progressives, see: www.leftcoastforum.org/.

                                                                                     Gerald Rivers as Dr. Martin Luther King
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A number of actors and activists have joined our cast to Commemorate Dr. King and the 55th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. They include:

Oscar-nominated and three time Golden Globe nominee ERIC ROBERTS re-enacts SENATOR BOBBY KENNEDY!

MICHAEL BECKWITH, Founder and Spiritual Director of Agape International Spiritual Center, as JESUS OF NAZARETH!

Investigative reporter GREG PALAST re-enacts Transcendentalist HENRY DAVID THOREAU.

Comedian MONA SHAIKH depicts Suffragette SUSAN B. ANTHONY.

Indigenous actress JENN BOBIWASH portrays CRAZY HORSE!

Soul singer BRENDA LEE EAGER re-enacts MAHALIA JACKSON, ARETHA FRANKLIN & ROSA PARKS.

SUZANNE NICHOLS brings SOJOURNER TRUTH, HARRIET TUBMAN & FANNIE LOU HAMER back to life.

E. MILTON WHEELER portrays FREDERICK DOUGLASS & MALCOLM X.

BEN GUILLORY plays abolitionist Congressman THADDEUS STEVENS & NAACP co-founder W.E.B. DU BOIS.

MELANIE CRUZ as NAACP co-founder and suffragette MARY WHITE OVINGTON.

Eco-activist HARVEY WASSERMAN portrays Socialist Party presidential candidate EUGENE DEBS.

Voting rights activist BOB FITRAKIS plays MICHAEL HARRINGTON, author of "The Other America."

LA Progressive/Hollywood Progressive publisher SHARON KYLE as IDA B. WELLS.

And more!
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