Stories from the Struggle for Civil Rights

February 2013 performances

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An Oral History, Performance and Digital Humanities Outreach Project of the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, UMBC

For All the World to Hear: Stories from the Struggle for Civil Rights, is a dynamic humanities project in which approximately a dozen senior citizens from the Baltimore area will tell, write, perform and digitally publish personal stories about their involvement with the struggle for civil rights.
Harriet Lynn, oral historian, is the director of this project working with participants who will share and perform their stories in 2012-2013 at various museums, colleges and other venues.  This program is supported by the Maryland Humanities Council and in tandem with the traveling exhibit, For All The World to See, when it is at Univeristy of Maryland Baltimore County,  Baltimore, MD.
November 15, 2012  - March 10, 2013

For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights is organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

For All the World to Hear Cast

UMBC Commons

Preview November 15, 2012

“Run do not walk to MHC-funded program

Phoebe Stein Davis, Executive Director

Maryland Humanities Council

to see

For All the World to Hear

Robert Houston

FATWTH participant

photo:  Harriet Lynn

Lu Coleman

FATWTH participant

photo:  Harriet Lynn

MARCH 2013

"Ella Shields:  The Woman Behind the Man"


conceived and presented by Harriet Lynn

 It's More Than History Lecture Series,  Friday,  March 8,  2013 

 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Baltimore City Hall 

 Board of Estimates - Room 215

in recognition of March's Women's History Month

A free program sponsored by the Baltimore National Heritage Area and Mayor,  Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

and  honoring history of women of Baltimore -  MD Women's Heritage Center

 Harriet Lynn presents her entertaining slide program with song and dance

 Harriet Lynn is the author of Ella Shields bio featured in  the Oxford Dictionary National Biography 2012

For additional information on this brown bag lecture series on Baltimore's history and its personalities visit:

For more information about Ella Shields and other Harriet Lynn programs

visit Heritage Theatre Artists' Consortium

For All the World to Hear

featured at the

American Alliance of Museums Conference

May 19-22, 2013    Baltimore, MD

Storytelling from Page to Stage: An Oral History Community Project

Harriet Lynn - Moderator  -  Sandra  Abbott  - Presenter

Selected by the AAM Program Committee

from a record number of over 600 proposals

Harriet Lynn

“Ella Shields:

The Woman Behind the Man”

Royal Caribbean

Independence of the Seas

September -October 2011

Miss Ella Shields

New Program in 2013

Bessie Bluefeld

Leo V. Berger’s Immigrant’s Trunk Program

Jewish Museum of Maryland

Play by Jonathon Scott Fuqua

Produced & Directed by Harriet Lynn

Heritage Theatre Artists’ Consortium

Featuring Terry Nicholetti

as Bessie Bluefeld

the living history program about the founder of the famous

Bluefeld Catering Company of Baltimore

Heritage Theatre Artists Consortium

116 W.University Parkway     Penthouse 3

Baltimore, MD 21210

ph/fax: 410-235-4457     cp:  443-630-5312

Terry Nicholetti as

Bessie Bluefeld

Stories from the Struggle for Civil Rights

an oral history performance

HTAC in partnership with ArtsEveryday

Creative Alliance - October 30, 2013

a Free Fall Baltimore program

Palm House Gala

125th Anniversary of Rawlings Conservatory

October 5, 2013

Palm House Gala Committee

Harriet Lynn

Public Relations & Marketing Director

IMTAL Star Spangled Pre-Conference Museum Theatre Tour

Jewish Museum of Maryland  *  Maryland Historical Society

performances by

Baltimore School for the Arts

Leo V. Berger’s Immigrant’s Trunk program - Ida Rehr

MD Historical Society Players

War of 1812 African-American Sailor & Christian Fleetwood

October 6, 2013

organized by

Harriet Lynn

IMTAL Board-Member-at-Large


Washington, D.C.

October 6 - October 10, 2013

organized by Smithsonian National Museum of American History

museum theatre staff

Museum theatre professionals from across the world came together to participate and learn from each other

representing museum theatre from

Australia, Europe, China, United States, etc.

(l to r) Harriet Lynn, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Sandra Abbott

Ivan Kramer & Harriet Lynn

Katherine Lyons as Ida Rehr, Leo V. Berger’s Immigrant Trunk program

Jewish Museum of MD

MdHS Player -  Roderick Howard, II as Christian Fleetwood  in Civil War in MD

exhibit at MdHS

Harriet Lynn & “Gordon” of Sesame Street  - Keynote Speaker, Roscoe Orman


a digital story

by Harriet Lynn

for Story Center

premiered online November 2013

more civil & human rights stories

on “All Together Now” digital story website

Harriet Lynn

Harriet Lynn

featured in

national commercial

League of Conservation Voters

Stay tuned for airing!

Visit to Mount Vernon at IMTAL Conference 2013

Baltimore School for the Arts students perform at JMM for IMTAL participants

SSCR cast, friends & fans

Janice & Woody  Grant share their stories