Voices of the Diaspora... The Niagara Movement is a dramatic staging of the lifelong debate between the two prominent African American leaders, W.B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington.
Washington wrote the book, Up From Slavery. DuBois wrote The Souls of Black Folk.
In three Acts, we experience the remarkable careers of DuBois and Washington: Act I The Early Years. Act II Coming Into Manhood. Act III Clash of The Titans.
As played by the actor Andrew Moodie, Booker T. Washington appears a relaxed but clearly intentioned man. As played by David Collins, DuBois is an acerbic and tightly wound man. They couldn't be more different.
For their part, the Nathaniel Dett Chorale continually moved us with their clear transparent layers of sound, and when they sang the first piece, "Let Us Cheer the Weary Traveller", written by their namesake, the renowned African Canadian composer, Nathaniel Dett, we knew the evening would be filled with solid musicianship, wit, and freely creative vocal compositions.