Levoy Theatre Partners with The African American Heritage Museum for Black History Month

March 23, 2023

Millville, NJ – In celebration of Black History Month, the Levoy Theatre is partnering with The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey and bringing the powerful production of Warriors Don’t Cry to Millville. Inspired by Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals’s Little Rock Nine memoir “Warriors Don’t Cry,” this production is a catalyst for deeper discussion about social responsibility, civil discourse, social media, and community engagement.

Warriors Don’t Cry is co-conceived by award-winning playwright Donnetta Lavinia Grays (Where We Stand) and director Tamilla Woodard (Associate Director, Hadestown), featuring original music by Toshi Reagon, spoken word, and video projection. A portion of the proceeds from tickets purchased for the afternoon performance will be donated to The African American Heritage Museum, a vital part of Southern New Jersey’s cultural community.

The Levoy Theatre is a not-for-profit organization, committed to reviving and operating as a cultural hub for Southern New Jersey. With its state-of-the-art technology, culturally diverse programming and performing arts education, the Levoy serves as an economic, educational, cultural, and entertainment catalyst for the community.

“We are thrilled to partner with The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey,” said Renee Brecht-Mangiafico, the Education Director of the Levoy Theatre. “Black History Month is a time to celebrate the contributions and achievements of African Americans, and this partnership is an opportunity for us to give back to the community and honor their rich history.”

The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history, culture and legacy of African Americans in the Southern New Jersey area. With its extensive collection of artifacts, documents and exhibits, the museum provides a unique perspective on the contributions of African Americans to society and serves as a valuable educational resource for the community.

“We are truly grateful for Levoy Theater’s partnership during Black History Month. Raising awareness and resources for our museum lifts up the importance African Americans have made to our region and our country.” said Ralph Hunter, AAHMSNJ founder and president. “We celebrate Black History all year long at our museum, so this support will allow us to educate and inform throughout the year.”

The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization with museum locations in Atlantic City and Newtonville, New Jersey. Admission to the museums are free, but donations are encouraged.

Visit aahmsnj.org for more information about exhibits, events and our Traveling Museum for schools, community organizations and businesses. For more information, contact Ralph Hunter at rhunter@aahmsnj.org or (609) 892-0439.

About Levoy Theatre:
The Levoy Theatre Preservation Society is a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to reviving and continued operation of Millville’s century old Levoy Theatre as a performing, screen arts and educational center serving Southern New Jersey and surrounding areas.

Visit levoy.net for more information on the partnership , to purchase tickets and learn about upcoming events. For more information, contact Renee Brecht-Mangiafico at renee@levoy.net or (856) 327-6400.

Get tickets for Warriors Don’t Cry here: https://sqr.co/warriors-dont-cry/