Greensboro Public Library’s Anthems of Change
Donna Washington will present her one-woman show, Chairs in the Trees, about her experiences as a black woman, with racism in America, and “otherness”. Washington is an internationally renowned storyteller based in North Carolina. She is a multiple award winning spoken word recording artist and author. Donna is a highly animated performer who has been called “a walking Disney movie” who has been entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences with her vocal pyrotechnics, elastic face, and deep characterizations that bring folklore, literary tales, and personal narratives to life for over thirty years.Watch
The Anthems of Change series from Greensboro Public Library, is sponsored by the Greensboro Public Library Foundation. Movements seeking social change have long used music and storytelling. Singers and storytellers have lent both their talents to the American Civil Rights Movement, Labor Equality, and Indigenous Rights. They have played an essential role bolstering courage, inspiring participation, and fostering a sense of community.
Anthems of Change is also part of Project Democracy 20/20, spearheaded by the Greensboro History Museum. This initiative explores American democracy through exhibitions, public programs and innovative community connections.