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every tongue confess

NOV 9, 2010 – JAN 2, 2011

Extras & Insights

"It's heapin' hot. Hot in here.
Here in Alabama.
Two hunet miles from Hot'lanta.
In a boilin' town called Boligee."

–Elder

From the Wings

Prophet of the Past: Playwright Marcus Gardley textphotos
Get to know the man behind the words.

An Innovator Devoted to Tradition: Director Kenny Leon textphotosvideo
Delve into Kenny Leon's amazing, prolific career.

Spotlight On…

“The Last Town Slaves Knew They Were Free”: Alabama’s Black Belt textphotos
Take a journey into the region of every tongue confess.

"Better Go to Church, This Still the South": Southern Black Churches textphotosvideo
Experience the rich history and tradition of the African American church.
"Holy Smokes, the Church Is on Fire!": Church Arson in America textphotos
Investigate the epidemic of fires that have plagued southern churches.
“End This Rash of Violence”: President Clinton’s June 8, 1996 Radio Address text
Relive President Clinton’s public address on the church burnings.

Encore

Theatrical Poetry: Other Works by Marcus Gardley text
Explore the impressive collection of Marcus’ work.

Extras & Insights is funded, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities.

American Voices

Marcus Gardley

“I grew up in the church and my father was a preacher, so gospel naturally comes out of me. But gospel, at its root, is the blues. It’s very powerful. I like music that gets to the heart of the story without too much flourish.”

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