July 11, 7pm —"Cathy Williams, a Woman’s Historical Legacy of Courage”
This one-woman show, written and performed by Rev. Sandra Campbell, is about the first female to enlist and serve in the U.S. Army during the Civil War. Hear her captivating story from being born a slave in Independence, Mo., to working on a plantation in Jefferson City, Mo., to being liberated by the Union Army. Posing as a man using the pseudonym William Cathay, this brave, determined woman became one of the famed Buffalo Soldiers. Her once forgotten, yet distinguished historical legacy, is a courageous and inspirational tale that speaks to the heart of every human being.
Presenter: Reverend Sandra Campbell is an ordained Unity minister, accomplished speaker, and a dynamic playwright and storyteller. Sandra is a graduate and currently Executive Director of the Unity Urban Ministerial School. As Associate Minister of Unity Temple on the Plaza in Kansas City, Mo., she platforms, presents Sunday lessons, leads the Metaphysical Bible Interpretation study group, the Wednesday evening service, and the Courageous Conversations Initiative, which she founded. Before becoming ordained, she completed a 42-year career with the federal government, retiring from the Federal Aviation Administration in 2012. She has earned several degrees including a Master of Management from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan. Among her numerous awards and accolades, most recently she received the prestigious Gold Medal Award by the Daughters of the American Revolution, for the work she is doing to preserve history. PBS produced and aired her one-woman reenactment, "Follow Your Dreams: The Bessie Coleman Story.
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