Folk singer and social activist Reggie Harris and educator Wallis Wickham Raemer discuss the discovery and development of their special journey as two descendants of a Confederate enslaver.

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Onstage together, in an honest and heartfelt interaction, these two cousins, one black and one white, discuss what it has been to discover each other’s existence and then navigate deeply held feelings; pain, and hope in the truth of a divided slavery-colored past. Since 2012, they have opened themselves to the task of engaging hope out of division as they embraced each other as cousins.

To underscore the experience, Reggie, a prominent musician and interpreter of historical movements for social change, punctuates their story with original songs “Hickory Hill,” “Windows of the Heart” and more.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear and see a model of what is possible when truth is acknowledged and revealed with a commitment to not being defined by the past. An audience Q and A follows the dialogue.

This program is sponsored by:

Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Berkshire

Multicultural BRIDGE

NAACP Berkshire Branch

OLLI at Berkshire Community College


There is a small parking lot at the back of the building (driveway to the right of the entrance) and plenty of street parking is also available.


Please note that while the building is one level, it is not officially ADA accessible. Assistive listening devices are available.


$10 per person

Free for students, youth 17 and under, and those holding WIC, EBT/SNAP, or ConnectorCare cards.