Landmark Society marks Black History Month with free performance

Shawn Dunwoody will lead the story in 'Walk the Walk.' The free performance is coming up Friday night at Memorial AME Zion Church in Rochester. (Provided photo)

In honor of Black History Month, the Landmark Society of Western New York is getting ready for a free performance that brings African-Americans from Rochester's past to life.

Walk the Walk: Rochester’s African-American Ancestors examines the story's from some of our area's black pioneers, including Frederick Douglass and Austin Steward.

The show is happening Friday at 7 p.m. inside the Memorial AME Zion Church on Clarissa Street.

Shawn Dunwoody will lead the event, in the role of Captain Sunfish, a late 18th century frontiersman. Dunwoody joined us this morning to talk about the production, along with Cindy Boyer, director of public programs at the Landmark Society.

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