With funding support by Ohio Humanities, the Ashland Area Convention and Visitors Bureau presents, Ashland Chautauqua: Voices of Courage. This five-day event features living history performances of timeless advocates to the rights of others.
The event’s featured advocates are:
• Civil rights activist Rosa Parks, by scholar Becky Stone;
• Civil aviator Bessie Coleman, by scholar Ilene Evan;
• Educator and community organizer Mother [Mary Harris] Jones, by scholar Karen Vuranch; and,
• Maria Von Trapp, the last of the singing children portrayed in “The Sound of Music,” by scholar Elsa Wolff.
Following each first-person characterization, the scholar, based on historic detail, will answer questions as the historic figure would have likely responded during (and after) their lifetime. Daytime workshops are also scheduled. For more information, contact the Ashland Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at 877-581-2345 ext. 1003 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.