Alabama Story: An Illustration of Race Relations, Power, and Courage
Inspiration can strike from anywhere. Reading the obits one day, Kenneth Jones came across the story of Emily Wheelock Reed, a librarian who lived and worked in Alabama during the 1950's and 60's. Trouble began for her when she added illustrator Garth Williams' book The Rabbits' Wedding to her stacks, a book that portrays the marriage of a black rabbit and a white rabbit. The White Citizen's Council and Senator Edward Oswell Eddins demanded the book be removed, and so began the Alabama Story. Tonight (9-15) the play makes its regional debut with a production by Lamb Arts Regional Theatre. We Are Not A Monolith's Ike Rayford and Shelby Pierce were joined via Skype by Jones.