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Ashland Chautauqua 2017: Voices of Courage

July 18, 2017 - July 22, 2017

ashland-chtq-logoWith 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 info@ashlandchautauqua.org.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Through programs and grants, Ohio Humanities helps Ohioans use history, literature, and philosophy to explore the past, inform the present, and envision the future. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this grant-funded program do not necessarily represent those of Ohio Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.



July 18, 2017
July 22, 2017
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Guy C. Myers Memorial Band Shell
209 Parkside Drive
Ashland, OH 44805 United States
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