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Actor and Playwright Paxton Williams Presents "Listening to the Still Small Voice: The Story of George Washington Carver" at the Historic Old Courthouse

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Date: February 28, 2008
Contact: Carl Schumacher, (314) 655-1636
Contact: Rick Ziino, (314) 655-1725

“Listening to the Still Small Voice:  The Story of George Washington Carver” Presented Friday, February 29, 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM by actor and playwright Paxton Williams, a graduate of Dr. Carver’s alma mater, Iowa State University at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial-Historic Old Courthouse.

African Americans have played central roles in some of the most triumphant and courageous moments in the history of the United States.  During National African American History Month, the National Park Service will honor the rich heritage of African Americans and pay tribute to their many contributions to the nation through a month long series of free performances and presentations.

The Historic Old Courthouse, located at 11 North Fourth Street, St. Louis, is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The Museum of Westward Expansion, located beneath the Gateway Arch along the St. Louis riverfront, is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  All programs are free and open to the public.  Community and School groups wishing to attend the Friday programs must make a reservation.  To make reservations and for a free calendar of the 2008 African-American Heritage Program Series, call (314) 655-1700 weekdays, or 7-1-1 voice/TTY Telecommunications Relay Service or visit us at www.nps.gov/jeff.   

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