Clarice Ok. Abdul-Bey and Ameria Jones have turned an Arkansas household’s story into radio theater in an adaptation of Edith Ware McClinton’s account of the lynching of William Jack Ware and his twin brother Jim Ware in a small city in Calhoun County within the Nineties. The hour-long drama is titled “Scars Introduced Into Focus: The Silver Display of the Thoughts * Pictures * Reminiscences (A True Horror Story Primarily based in Arkansas.)”
Primarily based on the 2000 tragic memoir by the late Edith Ware McClinton entitled “Scars From a Lynching,” the 2022 radio theater play adaptation “Scars Introduced Into Focus: The Silver Display Of The Thoughts * Pictures * Reminiscences” by Clarice Ok. Abdul-Bey and Ameria Jones tells the story of the McClinton household’s connection to 4 completely different lynchings in Arkansas whereas additionally linking the racist American historical past of lynching and the dying penalty.
“Mrs. McClinton carries the credentials of a griot and the energy of a warrior, robust and courageous sufficient to go her horrific story on to those that want to listen to and study…”, says Cozetta Grey Guinn within the memoir introduction.It is a particular joint All Hallows’ Eve 2022 presentation by Jadestone Classic Soul, Washitaw Foothills Youth Media Arts & Literacy Collective, the Arkansas Peace & Justice Memorial Motion, the APJMM Pulaski County Group Remembrance Challenge, From Noose to Needle AR, and Afrodesia Studio of Performing Arts, with beneficiant assist from the eighth Modification Challenge and the Tides Basis. A particular thanks additionally go to Joyce Williams and Suzette Cannon, the daughter, and granddaughter, respectively, of the late Edith Ware McClinton, for giving Clarice Ok. Abdul-Bey their permission for this adaptation.
***TRIGGER WARNING: Among the scenes on this narration could also be thought of graphic and/or offensive. Listener discretion is suggested.***
The radio play premiered on KABF-FM 88.3 on Halloween, and is offered to stream on Spotify now.
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