A Musical Story of Civil Rights in Gravy Episode 46

The first time I heard about Booker Wright was through poetry and music. It was a Sunday morning in October, the final day of the Southern Foodways Alliance’s Fall Symposium two years ago. Several hundred of us were in the audience for the premiere of Repast, an opera oratorio about a black waiter from Greenwood, Mississippi, who became an unlikely Civil Rights hero. The whole production was arresting. I was moved by the beauty of the music, the power of the words, the heart of the story. And I am thrilled that, in the new episode of Gravy, I get to bring Repast to you.

Photo by Brandall Atkinson.
Photo by Brandall Atkinson.

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