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Live dramatic performance parallels words of history's most prolific activists


September 27, 2019

The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida, in partnership with the Central Florida Urban League and Rotary Club of Maitland, proudly presents “Letters From Anne & Martin” on Oct. 5 and 6.

Born in the same year on continents over 5,000 miles apart, Anne Frank and Martin Luther King Jr. shared parallel experiences of hatred and prejudice yet persevered to tell timeless stories.

Using passages from Anne Frank’s “Diary of a Young Girl” and Martin Luther King’s “Letters From Birmingham Jail,” this live dramatic performance brings to life the courage and eloquence of their parallel words echoing the same messages. The program shows how injustices still exist and promotes constructive ideas on how to confront intolerance and discrimination today.

In times of great despair, messages of hope and inspiration remain timeless. You will be inspired and this will challenge the way you perceive discrimination.

Performances are as follows:

Oct. 5, 6 p.m., presented by Central Florida Urban League, at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 412 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville. There is no cost to attend this event.

Oct. 6, 3:30 p.m., presented by the Rotary Club of Maitland, at Orlando Repertory Theatre, 1001 E. Princeton St., Orlando. The ticket cost is $15 per person.

For more information, please contact Lisa Bachman at LBachman@Holocaustedu.org or at 407-628-0555, ext. 279.

Currently on display at the Holocaust Center is “Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank.”


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