The Making of Decades of Day Work

Presented by Your Real Stories

Date(s) & Times

November 11, 2014

7:00 PM



General Admission $15, Students and Seniors $10

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Dennis and Angie Lehane

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"The Making of Decades of Day Work," features onstage interviews with the creators of the popular theatrical series "Decades of Day Work", amazing video clips from people connected to domestic day work by blood or other bond, and a chance to interact with some of the "Decades of Day Work" St. Petersburg area storytellers. Attorney and journalist, Jaye Ann Terry interviews the series' directors Dr. Lillian Dunlap and Jaye Sheldon about the experience of finding the families of Black maids and the families of White employers willing to tell their stories about day work. And willing to share their memories about the pain of "reckless eyeballing," segregation, working in "sundown towns," and the power of human connections. Dunlap is the daughter of a black maid who traveled for hours by train and bus, five days a week to work for White families beginning in the late 1940s. Sheldon grew up White in the 1970's and 1980s in upstate New York. What they learned about race, racism and each other will inspire you.