Historic Play at Rhythmix

Rhythmix The show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show.

Historic Play at Rhythmix

Rhythmix Cultural Works will host a play Words That Made the Difference: Brown vs the Board of Education on Jan. 15, 2022.

Education is based on actual events in the fight to end school segregation and is set in the courtrooms of history, capturing the real words in court cases that culminated in Brown vs. The Board of Education. The script draws from trial transcripts of the five cases that were brought together in front of the Supreme Court and from Chief Justice Earl Warren’s memoirs. The words of Brown took effect years after the legal ruling.

As California has faced a recent court order to desegregate a school district (Marin County, 2019), Brown vs. the Board of Education has continued meaning as the nation struggles with the need to be an anti-racist society.

The play is written and directed by Dr. Cindy Acker, Ed.D. Acker lives and works in the City of Alameda. She is the founder of The Child Unique and The Montessori Elementary Intermediate School of Alameda (MEISA) and has served as principal for over 30 years. She has several degrees in education, human development, spirituality, cultural studies and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from UC Berkeley. Acker has also been involved in public policy, representing Montessori schools in California. She is a published author and a national keynote speaker.

The show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. For more information, visit https://www.rhythmix.org/events/brown-vs-the-board-of-education.