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The Moment Was Now
February 8, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
To commemorate Black History Month, the Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County and the Belfast Free Library are co-sponsoring a film screening with discussion of the original musical play “The Moment Was Now”.
When you register you will receive a Zoom link to join the discussion following the film with the playwright, Gene Bruskin and on February 8th you will receive a time sensitive link for the YouTube screening.
This edited film of a live show that was originally produced to great acclaim in Baltimore and Washington DC , is a musical play that takes place in post civil-war Baltimore in 1869, a turning point in US history when ” America almost did the right thing”. The play centers on dynamic leaders in the civil rights, economic rights and women’s rights movements -Frederick Douglass, Isaac Myers, William Sylvis, Susan B Anthony and Frances Harper- as they struggle with questions that echo the current moment and centers on the impassioned search for unity during Reconstruction. The conflicts and possibilities unfold at a meeting convened by Frederick Douglass and are elevated by the musical and spoken word format.