Last week, Sixth Street Youth took a stroll across the park to Tompkins Square Library to see a performance of The Mighty Patsy Mink! We were so inspired learning about Patsy Takemoto Mink, the first woman of color and the first Asian American woman to be elected to Congress! After the play, we spoke with writer and solo actress of the play, Molly Powers Gallagher. The children got her autograph and asked what motivated her to write this play. She told us that she had never learned about Patsy in school (neither had we!), and that she wanted to share this very important story with the world! After our chat with Molly, two of our students, ages 6 and 8, were so inspired that they took out books from the library on Rosa Parks and began writing a play showcasing Rosa Parks's childhood and the story of how she pioneered the civil rights movement.
To find out more about The Mighty Patsy Mink!, checkout this link! Stay tuned to find out more about Sixth Street Youth productions that are in the works...
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