Journey Discussions: Black Hills Sheroes
April 15, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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In "Black Hills Sheroes," Joyce Jefferson portrays three African American women pioneering through the early days of the Black Hills in Dakota Territory.
Sarah Campbell was the first documented non-Native American woman to come to the Black Hills with the Custer Expedition of 1874.
Lucretia Marchbanks came to run boarding houses for the many prospectors of the 1876 Gold Rush.
Mary Kercherval joined her sons to homestead on Centennial Prairie in Spearfish.
This performance is sponsored by the South Dakota Arts Council’s (SDAC) Touring Artists program. As we are rebounding from the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, with artists’ engagements being canceled and organizations losing audiences, the SDAC has waived the 50 percent match normally required of sponsoring organizations until June 30, 2021.
ABOUT JOYCE JEFFERSON
Originally from Hawaii, Joyce now lives in Rapid City. She loves to sing and advocate for human rights and cultural diversity. In fact, she co-founded “Three Voices—Speaking from the Past,” a group that presents South Dakota issues in the hopes of healing racism and increasing cultural awareness.
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