An Elegy for Mary Turner

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
Englert Theatre
221 E. Washington St.
Iowa City, IA 52240

The subject of this performance is the violence of White Supremacy. Attendees will learn about the horrible story of the unpunished murder of Mary Turner and several other African American citizens in South Georgia in 1918. Echoes of this visceral story still reverberate through present day acts of state sponsored violence, domestic terrorism, and hate. It is clear from recent events that there is a growing acceptance of the rhetoric and brutality of white supremacy. These flawed bits have been woven deeply and visibly into the fabric of our cultural and political landscape.

The performance will feature Christopher Rasheem-McMillan, Rachel Marie-Crane Williams, and Dawn Harbor.

After the performance, there will be a community discussion followed by a reception with light refreshments and a cash bar in the Douglas and Linda Paul Gallery.

This performance and the images in the gallery are for mature audiences.

Co-sponsored by the University of Iowa Department Gender, Women's, & Sexuality Studies (CLAS), the Englert Theatre, and the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies