Fringe Concert

Saturday, March 11 • 3:15-4:45 pm

Women’s Building


Cynthia Laws Calloway presents

Judith Carter Horton, a Woman of Stature
Judith Carter Horton is a story of a 4’10, 90lb “Negro woman”, who armed only with a club, a classical degree, and three small babies, in 1907, convinced the leaders of the capital city of the new state of  Oklahoma to establish the first “separate but equal” library, in Guthrie, Oklahoma and the Southwest.

Cynthia Laws Calloway is a professional storyteller specializing in stories of African American sheros and heroes for young and old adults. She was the president of Territory Tellers 2015-2016
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Decee Cornish presents

There's a Riot Going On
This story centers on the integration of Houston's Northside and the North East Independent School District in Harris County. Hear stories of the "Blockbusters", the black families that crossed the color line and the students of a high school that paved the way to change.

Decee Cornish is a veteran, oral historian, community activist, storyteller and educator. He is recognized nationally for his work with at risk populations and statewide as a youth mentor.
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Rosemary Davis presents

Jack was God’s Trial Run
Jack was God’s trial run. Not that God planned a trial run, it’s just that God thought ‘person’ and Jack appeared, a full-fledged, adolescent male, ‘hormones raging, neurons on hold,’ full of devilment and full of himself…. And when God saw that, he knew he needed to start over… so God tried again. This time he got Adam…Right away he could tell his work needed some improvement.

Rosemary Davis was thrown headfirst into the storytelling world when she was asked to manage and emcee the first storytelling stage at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio. Davis is a recipient of the John Henry Faulk award and a past president of Tejas Storytelling Association.
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