1. David Samuel, "Serious Kidder"

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    • Who Speaks for Fortune? (Fortune's Bones, October 10, 2011)

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      What are the questions we must ask about the story of Fortune's bones? What can we learn from this event in history, from his legacy? In this Creative Dialogue, four panelists discuss what Fortune has to teach us still. Dr. Ysaye Barnwell, composer and curator of the Fortune's Bones Project Sherrilyn Ifill Maxine Watts Nolan Williams Kojo Nnamdi, moderator Learn more about the Fortune's Bones project at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center: claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/fortune

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      • Susie Farr, "Seeker"

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        As the Executive Director of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Susie Farr is devoted to the creative process. Watch all of our storyteller videos: claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/​storytellers

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        • Who Was Fortune (Fortune's Bones Opening Event, September 19, 2011)

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          In the late 1700s, an African-American captive named Fortune was enslaved by Dr. Preserved Porter, a bonesetter in Waterbury, Connecticut. Fortune died under mysterious circumstances at about age 60 and Dr. Porter prepared his skeleton to use as a teaching tool. In this Creative Dialogue, four panelists bring multiple perspectives to a discussion of Fortune's life and legacy. Dr. Ysaye Barnwell, composer and curator of the Fortune's Bones Project Dr. Marilyn Nelson, poet Dr. Warren Perry, Central Connecticut State University Marie Galbraith, Mattatuck Museum Kojo Nnamdi, moderator Learn more about our Fortune's Bones project: http://claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/fortune

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          • Ysaye Barnwell Community Sing (September 20, 2011)

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            On Tuesday, September 20, 2011, Dr. Ysaye Barnwell conducted a two-hour community sing, actively engaging members of our community in singing rhythms, chants, and songs from African and African-American traditions. Learn more about our Fortune's Bones project: http://claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/fortune

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            • Clarice Smith, "Life-long Learner"

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              “Having my name on a building where learning takes place every day is a wonderful thing,” Clarice Smith says. This life-long learner tells us about her background and the inspiration for her art. Watch all of our storyteller videos: http://claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/storytellers

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              • Denny and Frances Gulick, "Keepers of the Flame"

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                These UMD math faculty members keep the flame by sharing their love for teaching, music and art with students, and by generously supporting the Center. http://claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/2010/c/engage09/artist-interview-blogs/i11-denny-frances-gulick

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                • Ysaye Barnwell, "Culture Bearer"

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                  This composer, singer, educator, author and researcher says, "Holding culture and transmitting it - my life in music often puts me in that role ... to reach back and help people understand the connection between the past and the present." http://claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/2010/c/engage09/artist-interview-blogs/i11-ysaye-barnwell

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                  • Walter Dallas, "Divine Diva"

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                    Walter Dallas has spent a lifetime connecting with people from the stage as a director, writer and performer. "The power of theatre, the power of the arts, is amazing ... often you never know - how deeply it affects people," he says. http://claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/2010/c/engage09/artist-interview-blogs/i11-walter-dallas

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                    • Maryland Day 2011, "Serious Kidders" (Video Booth)

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