Many citizens have been welcome at community pools and swim clubs their entire lives. This is not true of African-Americans. Here we have the story of the African American Bowlding family which was denied membership to a private, Maryland swimming pool by its all-white membership in 1974.
Archives for July 2, 2018
Word Dance Theater hasn’t done a Fringe since 2008 so I wanted to do it this year. We always meet new people and pick up new audiences. Also, I like the “low tech” quality of the Fringe and I felt it would give me the freedom to explore some new ideas.
First, how we got here: In November 1955, a group of young Washingtonians and a former member of the then-all-male Princeton Triangle Club decided to put on a show devoted to “pure fun and nonsense.” They called the new group Hexagon (double the Triangle symbol) to represent the inclusion of women. Led by Charles Ilsley, […]