1. Pre-show Discussion, Part 1 of 2 (Fortune's Bones, February 25, 2012)

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    Before the performance of Fortune's Bones: The Manumission Requiem on Saturday, February 25, 2012, Dr. Ysaye Barnwell and Dr. Marilyn Nelson told their stories of becoming involved with the Fortune project and described their creative process in bringing Fortune's story to the world through their words and music. They had a similar discussion before the performance on Sunday, February 26, 2012: http://vimeo.com/claricesmithctr/fortune-preshow-2 Learn more about the Fortune's Bones project at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center: http://claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/fortune

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    • Slavery and the University of Maryland (Fortune's Bones, February 24, 2012)

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      Dr. Ira Berlin discuss the student project he led in the 2008-09 academic year to discover connections between slavery and the building of the University of Maryland. Dr. Berlin is a historian, professor of history at the University of Maryland and author of several books with a particular focus on the history of slavery in the United States. Learn more about the Fortune's Bones project at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center: claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/fortune

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      • The Continuum, Part 2 of 2 (Fortune's Bones, February 7, 2012)

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        From Fortune’s time in eighteenth-century Connecticut to the current day, what are the ethics in medical education, research, treatment and practice? Moderated by Kojo Nnamdi, four panelists discuss these issues in a Creative Dialogue at the Oxon Hill Branch of the Prince George's County Memorial Library System: * Fatimah Jackson, Institute of African American Research, Univ. of North Carolina/Chapel Hill * Dr. Claudia Baquet, National Bioethics Center, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore * David Lacks, son of Henrietta Lacks * Ysaye Barnwell, composer and curator of the Fortune's Bones project This conversation began the day prior at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, MD with a different set of panelists: http://vimeo.com/claricesmithctr/continuum-1 Learn more about the Fortune's Bones project at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center: http://claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/fortune

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        • The Continuum, Part 1 of 2 (Fortune's Bones, February 6, 2012)

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          From Fortune’s time in eighteenth-century Connecticut to the current day, what are the ethics in medical education, research, treatment and practice? Moderated by Kojo Nnamdi, four panelists discuss these issues in a Creative Dialogue at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, MD: * Prof. Taunya Lovell-Banks, University of Maryland School of Law * Dr. Curt Civin, University of Maryland School of Medicine * David Lacks, son of Henrietta Lacks * Ysaye Barnwell, composer and curator of the Fortune's Bones Project This conversation continued the next day at the Oxon Hill Branch of the Prince George's County Memorial Library System with a different set of panelists: http://vimeo.com/claricesmithctr/continuum-2 Learn more about the Fortune's Bones project at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center: http://claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/fortune

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          • Eiko & Koma, "Exposed Souls"

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            Simple, complex and "bare-bottom naked" – Eiko & Koma reveal a multitude of meanings in their work and in their lives. Watch all of our storyteller videos: claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/storytellers

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            • RENT (Video Booth)

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              "So happy to be here!" In October 2011, patrons talked about RENT, the arts and themselves. Watch all of our storyteller videos: claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/storytellers

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              • Sarah Levitt, "Serious Kidder"

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                After graduating from the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies in 2007, Sarah Levitt joined the Dance Exchange, where she continues to find new, exciting ways to search for answers. Watch all of our storyteller videos: claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/storytellers

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                • Water Is Rising (Video Booth)

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                  Lifelong learners, divine divas, culture bearers and more – they all came together at the Center in November 2010 for Water Is Rising: Music and Dance Amid Climate Change. Watch all of our storyteller videos: claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/storytellers

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                  • AnDa Union (Video Booth)

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                    Our patrons go beyond the norm, connect with other cultures and listen to the spirit within. In September 2010, our patrons expressed their enthusiasm before a performance by the Mongolian folk ensemble AnDa Union. Watch all of our storyteller videos: claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/storytellers

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                    • Discovering Fortune (A production from the Mattatuck Museum)

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                      Kate Youngdahl, Director and Writer Facilities provided by Stone House Productions, South Norwalk, CT Recorded in 2000 The Mattatuck Museum, working with its African American History Project committee, investigated the history of an African American man enslaved in a Waterbury household in the 18th century. The museum is the caretaker for Fortune’s remains. This video introduces some of the team’s initial questions and methods. Over the next several years, the results of this study were presented in * an exhibit at the Mattatuck Museum * a website www.FortuneStory.org * a poem commissioned from Marilyn Nelson, Fortune’s Bones: The Manumission Requiem * a school curriculum on slavery in Connecticut developed by the museum’s teacher training institute. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: The African American History Project committee: Maxine Watts, Chairman; Audrey Harrell, Ledonia Gray, Albert Walton, Barbara Riddick, Gloria Patterson, Betty Gibson, Lillian Brown (deceased). Museum staff: Ann Y. Smith, research and exhibit; Marie Galbraith, outreach and program; Raechel Guest, website. Scholars: Warren Perry, PhD., Mark Mack, PhD., Lesley Rankin Hill, PhD.; Frank Mitchell, PhD.; Michael Park PhD.; Nicholas Bellantoni, PhD. Funding: Connecticut Humanities Council, Connecticut Commission on the Arts, the Schlegel Fund of the First Congregational Church of Waterbury, the Waterbury Medical Association, and General Electric LEARN MORE ABOUT FORTUNE: http://www.FortuneStory.org http://claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/fortune

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