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“A Song For Coretta” – A Staged Reading at The African American Museum Of Nassau County

The Living History Theater Group commemorates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrates his Queen on the MLK holiday weekend with a staged reading of noted author / playwright Pearl Cleage’s 2007 work “A Song for Coretta” on Saturday, January 14 at the African American Museum of Nassau County (110 North Franklin Street) in Hempstead, New York. Showtime is 3:00pm, admission is $5.00 and for more information and reservations, contact: or 516-572-0730.

Directed by Bernard J. Marsh, the play captures significant events in the modern Civil Rights Movement, Coretta Scott King’s influence and the effect her legacy has on five strangers. They come from diverse walks of life, to Ebenezer Baptist Church, and tell their stories as they wait at the end of the line, to pay last respects to Coretta Scott King. “Song” has been described as “a witty, absorbing and sometimes poignant; a moving tribute to the legacy of Mrs. King,” and the cast members for the reading include: Alicia Evans, Sharon Gethers, Henrico Joseph, Latiesha Rivera and Latoya Sanders.

The mission of the African American Museum of Nassau County is to educate and promote understanding and appreciation of African American culture, art and tradition through education, interpretation, exhibitions, collections, and programs for the enrichment of the public; with an emphasis on Long Island.

The African American Museum of Nassau County can be reached by taking the Southern State Parkway East to exit 19N to Peninsula Blvd and take a left to South Franklin Street. In addition, you can take the Long Island Railroad to the Hempstead Station or the Hempstead Transit Center-bound N6 bus @ 179th Street and Hillside Avenue in Jamaica, Queens.

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New York Trend is a weekly news publication that focuses on issues and lifestyles of the African & Caribbean American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. It is a respected and well recognized news publication that has been in existence since 1989. Owner, Publisher and Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams has been at the helm of this award-winning publication since its inception. New York Trend continues to be the only black woman-owned, metropolitan newspaper in New York and Long island. New York Trend is the largest black-owned newspaper throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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