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Family turns stoop into stage for Black history

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT – A mile from Broadway theaters, in a crouch at Brooklyn Bedford-Stuyvesant, a family puts on a show of their own.

The vignettes feature America’s most famous civil rights icons. The showcase has been going on for 10 years, but the pandemic forced the Flowers family to take the show out.

There, founder Aaronda Flowers reprinted her role as Harriet Tubman.

“I like playing Harriet Tampman’s character for her stamina, what she had to endure to really pull blacks,” Flowers said.

In folding chairs on the sidewalk, neighbors learn about Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

There is also abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth and Emmett Till. He is the 14-year-old Mississippi boy who was lynched in 1955 after he was falsely accused of whistling at a white woman.

“It’s important to inform our community about our history so that no one is forgotten,” said organizer Zahne Flowers.

“Our black American heroes, who fought for change, who fought for justice,” one actor said on the show.

Now, they are struggling to remember.



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