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Mary's Daughter - Memoirs of an Artivist

BLAK RAPP M.A.D.U.S.A

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Mary's Daughter - Memoirs of an Artivist

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission Aug 25, 2018 $10.00 $2.61
Group Tickets
For groups of 4 or more.
Aug 25, 2018 $8.00 $2.50

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Mary's Daughter: Memoirs of an Artivist is a one woman play about the life and times of Melanie Carter, artistically known as the Hip Hop Artivist, Blak Rapp Madusa.

Carter’s recent experience in March of 2018, involving police brutality and subsequent arrest served as a catalyst for the creation of Mary’s Daughter. Carter captured the incident on video which garnered 2 million+ views on Facebook, placing her center stage in the national conversation related to police brutality and the value placed on black women’s bodies in American society.

This 75-minute autobiographical play expounds on the definition of Black feminist artistic resistance, taking the audience on a journey through Blak Rapp's experience as a formerly incarcerated, Muslim, activist and artist. This journey will travel through five monologues, original poetry, rap songs and dance with each scene reflective of a different part of her lived in experience.

The satirical drama seeks to contextualize black women's lives as a complex interaction of identities and illustrates the intersecting issues of race, gender, religion, activism and mass incarceration with Hip Hop as a lens to view the cultural climate in which they exist.

The showing will include Carter’s play, followed by a panel discussion about Black August and mass incarceration in honor and  celebration of Philadelphia Political Prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz’s birthday.


For ticketing or press inquiries, contact Art & Engagement Manager Londen Malloy at Londen.malloy@gmail.com or call 412-728-2845.


Sponsored by 1hood Media.


Have questions about Mary's Daughter - Memoirs of an Artivist? Contact BLAK RAPP M.A.D.U.S.A

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African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)


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