Dr. Nancy Dawson

19th and early 20th century

  • The Grandissimes, by George Washington Cable
  • The Awakening, by Kate Chopin
  • Balcony Stories, Grace King
  • Goodness of St. Rocque, Alice Dunbar Nelson
  • The Mysteries of New Orleans, Baron von Reizenstein

TranscriptSusan Larson:  The 19th century in New Orleans literature is a different kind of animal. Tell us what kind of the books were coming along then. I think one of your favorites is The Grandissimes by George Washington Cable.
 

Stories from Da Dirt

Feb 14, 2013

We go Inside the Arts for conversation with Dr. Nancy Dawson, artistic director of the Tennessee based Music is Spirit theater group. She leads her African American historical theater group in Stories From Da Dirt this weekend in New Orleans.

Performances combine stories from the Underground Railroad, women in the Civil War, and the performance of African American spirituals.

Performance Schedule:

Saturday, Feb. 16: