Civil Rights and the Arts


A play called "The Bottom" was created by a professional playwright who wove together stories of people from Early County, Georgia. The roles are enacted by the people themselves. A portion of the play was presented at the Assembly. Another section was presented by RDLN as part of its Rural Women in Drama event at the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York in 2006. (CSW 06)


Charles Sherrod (2nd row left) and Freedom Singer Emory Harris (2nd row right) led the group in Civil Rights songs, joined by the Honorable Unita Blackwell (2nd row, 2nd from left), youth, and others.


The Honorable Unita Blackwell, National Rural Fellows graduate, reads from her memoir Barefootin'. Listening are RDLN leader Chukou Thau and his sons.