W.E.B. DuBois: A Living History Presentation
W.E.B. Du Bois was a scholar and political activist whose work interpreted the role of blacks in the critical period from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights movement. The first African American to receive a doctorate from Harvard, Du Bois helped found the NAACP and its magazine The Crisis. In this costumed, living history presentation, Bill Grimmette portrays Du Bois, and engages the audience in a discussion of the scholar's legacy. Adult and high school audiences.
Bill Grimmette is a living history interpreter, storyteller, actor, and motivational speaker who has performed throughout the United States and abroad. He has researched and performed the characters of W. E. B. Du Bois, Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Banneker, Estevanico, and Augustus Washington. He has appeared at the Smithsonian Institution and on National Public Radio. He has an M.A. in psychology from the Catholic University of America, and has done post-graduate work in education at George Mason University.