Tonea Stewart Performs A Black Woman Speaks
Tonea Stewart, actress and Greenwood native, performs A Black Woman Speaks, an adaption of the poem Beah Richards wrote and performed in 1950. Stewart is an actress, director, and former Dean of the College of Visual & Performing Arts at Alabama State University. Her screen and television credits include A Time to Kill, The Rosa Parks Story, Mississippi Burning, and In the Heat of the Night television series, just to name a few.
Born in 1920, Beah Richards was a prolific actress, political activist, and poet who used prose and performance to address topics of race, gender, and class. In the course of her career, she was nominated for a Tony (The Amen Corner) and an Oscar (Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner), and won two Emmys for her work in television (Frank’s Place and The Practice).
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