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The Parchman Hour Cartwheels Tour

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The Parchman Hour Teacher Workshops Lead by Serena Ebhardt and Mike Wiley

Play About Civil Rights Set for Friday | The Pilot: Southern Pines, NC

Play About Civil Rights Set for Friday | The Pilot: Southern Pines, NC

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 "Life is So Good" is an inspiring play about the coming of civil rights to be performed Friday, March 9, at 7 p.m., at Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities.

It's the story of 103-year-old George Dawson, a slave's grandson who learns to read at age 98, and his teacher, Richard Glaubman.

Mike Wiley plays Dawson, and David zum Brunnen, the teacher. The play is second in this season's Arts and Humanities Committee programs.

Wiley is an acclaimed actor and playwright whose works include Tim Tyson's memoir, "Blood Done Sign My Name," "The Parchman Hour," and plays about Emmett Till and Brown vs. the Board of Education. Wiley has a master's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is the 2010 Lehman Brady visiting Joint Chair Professor in Documentary Studies and American Studies at Duke University a…