"The MLK Project (written by Yolanda Androzzo and Directed by Jimmy McDermott) is a one-woman show that follows a Chicago student's personal transformation through studying the Civil Rights Movement. Alaya uses her fists as an outlet for anger, but after interviewing local heroes of the Movement she discovers she can put "anger into action" and that her power is in her voice and her hip hop, not violence. Weaving together real interviews, poetry, hip hop, history and multi-media projections the performance features stories of both celebrated and unsung Chicago-based Civil Rights Activists. In a tour-de-force performance the actress portrays:
* Reverend Samuel "Billy" Kyles who was present when Dr. King was shot.
* Dr. Margaret Taylor Goss Burroughs who founded the DuSable Museum of
African American History.
* Reverend Jesse Jackson a longtime fighter for social justice.
* Puerto Rican poet and activist David Hernandez.
* And More!"
More information can be found by visiting this link: http://www.writerstheatre.org/the-mlk-project-tour