Mrs. Alma Powell

Messiah Ramkissoon

Aaron Broadus

Stirring the Waters is a multimedia, music, dance, and spoken word project illuminating the Civil Rights Movement for new audiences.  It was first premiered on April 3, 2018 at The Embassy of France, Washington, D.C., to mark the 50th anniversary-eve of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nolan Williams, Jr., Music Director

Monique Steele Griffith

Spoken Word Artist

Eric Ruffin, Director and Teaching Artist

Jazz Trumpeter

Chair, America's Promise Alliance

Andrea Roane

Pat Lawson Muse

Presented in collaboration with the March On Washington Film Festival

Helen-Hayes-Award-winning Performer

Founder/CEO, Salamander Hotels and Resorts

Howard University Department of Theatre Arts

Nova Payton

PHOTO CREDIT: Kadesh DuBose for NEWorks Productions

NEWorks Voices of Inspiration

Founder/CEO, The Raben Group

CBS-9 News Anchor


NBC-4 News Anchor

Soprano Songstress

Robert Raben

Sheila Johnson