Author Archives: Cast Henrietta

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

One of the foremost figures of the Civil Right Movement, Maya Angelou was a true visionary writer and performer who changed the landscape of the both the literary, political, and cultural world, whose legacy will forever resonate with people around the world from all nations.

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Nina Simone

Nina Simone

Nina Simone was one of the foremost singer/songwriters and Civil Right activists of her generation, revolutionizing the music genre as well as the African-American voice.

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Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker is a name that is synonymous with the 1920s cultural high life. She lived in a time of immense social, political and cultural change and was at the forefront of the “jazz baby” movement in the US and Europe, with her immensely colorful performances, provocative costumes and very distinctive singing voice.

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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

Perhaps one of the most amazing and inspirational figures to spring up not only in African American culture but in world terms is that of Harriet Tubman. She dedicated herself to the liberation and freedom of her people from the tyranny that was slavery, putting her own life on the line in order to do it.

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