What you are sayin' is that our colored children, my little Shirley Barbara and the rest ain't good enough to go to that nice school with the roses? They don't deserve it? Good Lord made them of cheaper cloth or something'? Isn't that what we are sayin' when we quiet about this? I ain't gonna say it no more. God did not make the Negro child out of a cheaper cloth. I will not say it.
Mrs. Sarah Bulah — Scene 9

Readings of Now Let Me Fly in Kansas

Map: KansasIndependence
Date/Time: Monday, May 17, 2004 at 7:00 pm
Facility/Location: Inge Theatre, Independence Community College
Address: College Ave. & Brookside Dr.
Organization: In cooperation with ICC.
Contact: Jim Fischer
Tentative readers include a former Chair of the Kansas Human Rights Commission, a middle school principal, and two or three Independence Community College staff and faculty members.

Kansas City -- This reading is private
Date/Time: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Kansas City
Date/Time: Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 6:15 pm
Facility/Location: Kansas City Kansas Community College- Performing Arts Center
Address: 7250 State Avenue
Organization: Say I Am Productions & National Park Service
Email: sayiamproductions [at] yahoo.com
There will be additional perfomances on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 9:15 am. and 11:45 a.m. and on Friday, May 10, 2013, at 11:45 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. All performances are free to the public. School groups are encouraged to attend the early performances.

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 at 3:00 pm
Facility/Location: Miller Library, McPherson College
Address: 1600 E. Euclid
Contact: Susan Taylor
Phone: 620-241-0731    Email: library [at] mcpherson.edu

Meriden -- This reading is private
Date/Time: Friday, October 5, 2007 at 2:00 pm

Topeka -- This reading is private
Date/Time: Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 8:00 am
Contact: Stacey C. Kramer
Phone: 7852953683    Email: skramer1 [at] topeka.k12.ks.us

Date/Time: Monday, May 17, 2004 at 7:00 pm
Facility/Location: Topeka Performing Arts Center
Address: 214 SE 8th St.
Organization: Brown Foundation/Washburn University
Website: anationacts.brownvboard.org/topeka/
The Topeka reading was the culmination of events associated with the dedication of the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site at the Monroe School.

Topeka -- This reading is private
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 9:00 am

Date/Time: Friday, February 4, 2005 at 7:30 pm
Facility/Location: Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
Address: 1515 SE Monroe St.
Organization: Brown Foundation
Performed February 4 and 5, 2005. CAST: Jeanne Averill (Mrs. Gates, Reporter #1); Trish Averill (Eleanor Thompkins, Lousia Holt); Diane Bulan (Cissy Suyat); Karmello Brooks Coleman (Sarah Bulah, Lucinda Todd); George Forbes (Thurgood Marshall); Novotny Lawrence (Reporter #3, Silas Fleming, Rev. Martin Luther Kilson, Charles Scott); Byron Myrick (Woody, Kenneth Clark, McKinley Burnett); Granville O'Neal (Gardner "Bish" Bishop, Oliver Brown, Matthew Whitehead, Rev. J.A. Delaine); Larry Peterson (Reporter #2, Mr. Thompkins, Frederic Wertham, Man with gas can, James Nabrit); Debra Washington (Barbara Johns); Harvey Williams (Charles Houston). MUSICAL PERFORMERS: Queen Bey (vocals); Kelley Hunt (vocals, piano); Al Berman (bass); Michael Caputy (drums).

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