Local Actress Kathryn Woods to Perform at Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon

1/14/2005

During this time, people will witness an historical treat. In what is expected to be a riveting presentation, guest speaker Kathryn Woods will portray Sojourner Truth, known for her famous “Ain't I a Woman?” speech of the 1851 Women's Right Convention, Sojourner Truth was a founder of the nineteenth-century civil rights movement.

During her performance, Ms. Woods recalls Sojourner Truth's early days as a slave, details her relationship with God, and shares poignant stories of her days walking through the American landscape. She uses Sojourner's own words and the spiritual music she may have sung to recreate this inspiring woman.

Kathryn Woods, a Massachusetts native, has acted in Boston for 16 years and her credits include performances with Theatreworks, People's Theater, The Wheelock Family Theater, and the Underground Railway Theater.

In addition, Woods has performed in theater festivals in Russia and the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh. She and Sojourner have been seen on C-Span, heard on NPR and witnessed in 40 states.

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