Cherisa Dulin Williams and Victoria L. Barbee of Lawrence discuss props for the performance of the upcoming play, "HERstory Made the Difference," which will run in Lawrence's Victory Bible Church. Williams wrote and directs the play, while Barbee shares co-directing credit.
Cherisa Dulin Williams, Lawrence, follows dialogue from "HERstory Made the Difference" during a rehearsal Thursday night in Lawrence's Victory Bible Church. The play, written by Williams, tells the stories of several key female figures in the American civil rights movement during the 1960's.
Mary Adams, Lawrence, portrays Mrs. Virginia Darr, a civil rights organizer who considered herself a "reformed racist," during a rehearsal of Cherisa Williams' play "HERstory Made the Difference."
Gloria Gardner, Lawrence, sets the scene as narrator of "HERstory Made the Difference," a play written and directed by Lawrence resident Cherisa Williams.
Mary Adams, Lawrence, plays Mrs. Virginia Durr, a civil rights activist and friend of Rosa Parks.
Kim Murphree of Lawrence plays Carol Ruth Silver, one of the original Freedom Riders.
Ollena Ross, Lawrence, plays Fannie Lou Haner, a civil rights activist who spoke at the 1964 Democratic Convention in Atlantic City.
Sherry Barbee, Lawrence, plays Diane Nash, a civil rights activist and leader of sit-in groups.
Michelle Schneider, Lawrence, plays Viola Liuzzo, a civil rights activist.
Victoria L. Barbee, Lawrence, plays Professor Joann Robinson, who wrote the petition that initiated the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Barbee also co-directed the play.