Good morning! One more update for you. Firstly, I'm sure you see the video below. Of course, that's Mr. Glynn Turman, who so graciously met up with our steadily expanding crew and me at the National Black Theatre.
In this clip, he speaks on integrity in the choice to accept or deny a role. Of course, this ties in to the story of my grandparents' lives and the lives of many others.
Additionally, as I'm sure you know, Mr. Turman played the role of my grandmother's son in "A Raisin in the Sun" many many years ago. He shared some great stories of those times.
Seven (7) days left! Talk about crunch time! Thanks to all of you who have continued to support by increasing your pledge amounts and gracefully nudging all of your friends who have yet to contribute.
Oh yeah. Thank goodness I found the 'Other' box under my 'Messages' section on Facebook. Glad to have connected with you all.
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