Dr. Edna Medford on African-Americans & the American Revolution
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The last date listed for Dr. Edna Medford Discussion was Monday May 7, 2012 / 5:00pm.
Currently at Ford's Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $27.00 - $52.00
- Our Price:
- $14.50 - $27.00
This warmhearted, humorous play that won Alfred Uhry the 1988 Pulitzer looks at the unexpected friendship between a fiercely independent Southern white woman and her African-American chauffeur. It's 1948, and after Daisy, an elderly Jewish widow who lives in Atlanta, has a driving mishap in which her automobile is demolished, her son hires Hoke Colburn to be her driver. Initially resistant, Miss Daisy gradually starts to accept Hoke over time, and an unlikely friendship begins to grow between the two. Ultimately a sweet tale of the transformative power of true friendship, the play also touches on the racism and prejudice that permeated the South at the time. Acclaimed Washington stage actors Nancy Robinette (called the Meryl Streep of Washington theater) and Craig Wallace return to Ford's to perform in this beloved classic. Learn More
Event includes drinks and sandwiches, but does not include a play performance ticket.
More on Dr. Edna Medford
Dr. Medford is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of History at Howard University. Specializing in 19th-century African-American history, she also teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in Civil War and Reconstruction, Colonial America, the Jacksonian Era and Comparative Slavery.
Dr. Medford was educated at Hampton Institute (VA), the University of Illinois (Urbana), and the University of Maryland (College Park), where she received her Ph.D. in history. She lectures widely to scholarly and community-based groups and has presented to international audiences on topics from Alexis de Tocqueville to community building among American free blacks in Civil War-era Canada.
Professor Medford was the Director for History of New York’s African Burial Ground Project and edited the project’s history report. She has published more than a dozen articles and book chapters on African-Americans, especially during the era of the Civil War. Her publications include the co-authored work The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views—Social, Political, and Iconographical.