PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Take the history of the Voting Rights Act and add some hip hop and interactive theater and what do you get? A presentation of “Voices of Voting.”
The play performed at University City’s Enterprise Center is designed to teach young teens about a history that they may not even know they have: the inequality that brought about the voting rights act. Playwright David Bradley wants to connect that past with what young voters can accomplish today.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Slow-Moving Storm System Brings Potential For Gusty Thunderstorms, Flooding
“We want young people to see that they have a voice in that, they get to be people who get to decide who we use our resources, who gets to be included, who we stand up for.”READ MORE: Nurses Rally Outside Temple University Hospital, Demand Hospital Hire More Staff And Improve Retention
Michelle Lofton brought her 17-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son to see the play.
“We home school so I thought this was a great way to bring civics into our home schooling lesson. That’s why I brought them because in the next election, my daughter will be able to vote!”MORE NEWS: Firefly Music Festival Kicks Off Thursday, COVID-19 Vaccination Or Negative Test Needed To Attend
The play was commissioned by the Committee of 70 for the Democratic National Convention.