Black History Month Speaker

Karla Falk

Maxine Maxwell will be performing as a part of Black History Month at the University of Nebraska at Kearney on Wednesday, February 12 at 7 p.m. in the Nebraskan Student Union Great Room.

Maxwell will be performing “Echoes of the Past and Voices of Hope,” a dramatic interpretation of the history of African American Women. “Echoes of the Past” explores the turning points in the lives of five African American women of remarkable strength and courage. It takes a look at what it has been like to be an African American female over the past 150 years. “Voices of Hope” is a celebration of the spirit of African American women who believed they could make their dreams a reality.

Maxwell is a native of St. Louis, Mo., and a graduate of Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts. In the years that followed she began teaching theatre workshops as well as serving as a producer in the New York area. As an actor, Maxwell has toured throughout the country. She has worked in New York as both a solo artist and as a member of performing ensembles.

The performance is free and open to the public.