African American Lecture Series | And the Struggle Continues ...
Elisha T. “Mother” Minter brings this months’ lecture: And The Struggles Continues: A Brief Look at the Struggles for Freedom by African Americans Throughout History.
“Mother” Minter is a graduate of UNC-Charlotte holding a BA in African American and African Studies. She has an extensive background in music and theater and retired from the Beatties Ford Road Library in Charlotte as a Youth Program Specialist and Informational Specialist in 2014 after 28 years of service. She was also the Coordinator for the library’s training and storytelling staff development component, Frontline Storytellers, an award winning local and national program.
Mother Minter’s storytelling and theatrical career spans a 40 year period in which time she has performed on stage and in community theater, as well as appeared in films. She appeared in stage productions of “The Wiz”, “South Pacific”, “Show Boat”, and “Proposals”. For the latter, she won Actress of the Year from Creative Loafing in Charlotte, NC in 2002. Her film debut was in the March 2007 release “The Ultimate Gift” starring James Garner.
As a writer, Mother Minter has been featured in Charlotte Pride, Charlotte Magazines and Black Child USA, where she wrote a bimonthly column call “ParentingPoints”. She is presently self-publishing a book entitled Children’s Play Songs from the African American Experience.: In the Tradition.