Reviews of NOW LET ME FLY

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WIBW Channel 13 News Broadcast —

"Characters from the time of Brown v. Board came alive on stage before a full house at TPAC...the audience got a glimpse into how Brown v. Board came to be, through the lives of those who made it happen...Even actress Yolanda King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. says this play holds special meaning. 'What a joy to do what I love and also communicate such an incredibly important court decision,' says King."

Bill Blankenship, Topeka Capital-Journal —

"Uplifting...eloquent and emotional...a moving climax to Topeka's celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Court ruling."

NLMF has been performed at 68 venues around the country. Here is a sampling of comments from participants in the web-based project, "A Nation Acts":

Deborah Barron, Tampa, Florida —

"The play is perfect. Our students performed the youth version...It proved to be an eye-opening, tremendous experience for them and the audience.. Students were able to see the progress made in the last 50 years since the decision, yet at the same time recognize that the work is not complete. Thank you for making this valuable piece of literature available to the middle school students of our school."

Kelsey Kauffman, Greencastle, Indiana NAACP —

"The play is wonderful. The Greencastle Branch of the NAACP put on the full version May 17 with a cast of 22. We had a huge turnout, about half black and half white. It was a smash hit. As one person wrote afterward, "I want to congratulate you on a marvelous moment...it brought the black and white community out together in a way that I have not seen since I have been here." It was a great event."

Sharon Brown, Moravian College —

"The play was powerful and brought history to life. Individuals shared that they learned so much from attending the play. The actors in the play said "they really felt the presence of the characters they portrayed." What an awesome experience."

Dennis Hagen-Smith, N. Hollywood, Califoria —

"I was impressed. These young people have been touched by the importance of this dramatic moment in history. The play was such a success that the school has decided to commission the construction of a permanent set of wings decorated by student handprints to serve as a permanent reminder of this important occasion."

Alan Woods, Ohio State University —

"People packed our New Works Laboratory, with overflow in the doorways and hall outside...an appropriate way to remember and commemorate the historic event, and to energize a new generation of leaders in the struggle for equality on all levels and in all arenas."

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