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Published on Aug 21, 2014
"It Is Just Defiance” A Living History of Nancy Elizabeth Prophet’s Paris Diaries Read by Sylvia Ann Soares, SAG-AFTRA & AEA
Recorded at AS220, Saturday, June 14, 2014
It Is Just Defiance is made possible through major funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Sylvia Ann Soares’ first reading of the diary of Nancy Elizabeth Prophet diary was at RI School of Design Metcalf Auditorium, April13, 2014. It was entitled “Calm Assurance and Savage Pleasure,” commissioned by the RI Black Heritage Society for the exhibit series on Prophet, “The Art and Life of Nancy Elizabeth Prophet: RI Black Sculptress.” Producers Robb Dimmick and Ray Rickman, sponsored by the RI Council for the Humanities, RI School of Design, RI College, RI Historical Society, The Providence Athenaeum and Opera Providence.
The Nancy Elizabeth Prophet Diary (1922-1934) is housed at the Brown University John Hay Library, Holly Snyder, Curator, North American Historical Collections. It is online at Brown University Library Center for Digital Scholarship.