To Kill A King (or City of Good Abode)

Part of the 2017-18 Workshop Series
To Kill A King (or City of Good Abode)
By Josh Ford
Directed by KenYatta Rogers
March 12, 2018
The Hill Center – 921 Pennsylvania Ave, SE


The story behind the events of the 1968 Sanitations Workers Strike that ultimately brought Martin Luther King to the balcony of the Lorraine Motel on April 4, As told by T.O. Jones, local leader of AFSCME 1733 and a former sanitation worker, and Mayor Henry Loeb, a staunch conservative and recent Episcopalian convert, who refuses to negotiate, despite the Black community's support of the strikers. As a planned march approaches, an increasingly energized base of workers battles with their own national union reps, while local clergy battle for media attention and the ear of the Mayor, all unaware of the tragedy that awaits.

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Atlas Performing Arts Center

1333 H Street NE

Washington, DC 20002

202-399-7993 ext 2


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