For a fourth year, NEWorks produced special performances for the March On Washington Film Festival [MOWFF], produced annually by The Raben Group. Here are the events and artists we programmed:

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | U.S. Supreme Court
Civil Rights and Black State Supreme Court Justices
Performances by Nova Payton and Monique Steele Griffiths, sopranos; Voices of Inspiration;

the NEWorks Players; and, the NEWorks House Band
Directed by Nolan Williams, Jr. and Eric Ruffin   

Saturday, July 14, 2018 | Navy Memorial
Civil Rights and Religion – Gospel Jubilee Showcase/Sid Ordower
Performance by Ralph Herndon, baritone

Saturday, July 21, 2018 | Studio Theatre

Fair Housing Act- 50 Years On
Performances by Messiah Ramkissoon, spoken word artist; Darrick Speller, baritone; the NEWorks Inspirational Voices; and the NEWorks House Band
**Included the WORLD PREMIERE of "American Dream, American Myth," composed by Nolan Williams, Jr.

with spoken word by Messiah Ramkissoon

PICTURED (top to bottom):  (1) Sweet Honey in the Rock with NEWorks CEO Nolan Williams, Jr., (2) Sweet Honey on stage at Studio Theatre, (3) Dem Raider Boys Step Squad at NPR, (4) Dem Raider Boys and the Lady Raider Step Squads with NEWorks' Williams, (5) Steve Ordower, Richard Smallwood, Jacquie Gales Webb and Ralph Herndon at U.S. Navy Memorial, (6) Jacquie Gales Webb and Gospel Artist Ralph Herndon, (7) NEWorks Vocalists Byron Nichols, Ronnette Harrison, Victoria Purcell Coan, and Matthew Robinson with Nolan Williams, Jr., and Poet Messiah Ramkissoon at Studio Theatre, (8) NEWorks Inspirational Voices and House Band

Thursday, July 12, 2018 | Studio Theatre
Opening Night – A Tribute to Sonia Sanchez
Performance by Sweet Honey in the Rock

Monday, July 16, 2018 | NPR
Civil Rights and Education – Tell ‘Em We Are Rising
Performance by Dem Raider Boys Step Squad and The Lady Raider Step Squa

Directed by Jakari Sherman, former artistic director, Step Afrika!