A few years ago I told my friend Suanne about one of my New Year's resolutions. I told her that I resolved to attend one cultural event per month. Well, she really ran with the idea. We now refer to the concept as "Cheap Cultcha". The Buffalo area has loads of free or practically free events for all tastes. Fairly often we get together for an interesting outing to get our fix of cheap cultcha.
The program we attended last Thursday was a WNED-TV (our local PBS station) presentation entitled Uncrowned Queens. The audience was treated to a preview of a recently-completed radio series created by Dr. Peggy Brooks-Bertram and Dr. Barbara Seals Nevergold who are affiliated with the University of Buffalo. The series chronicles the stories of African American women in Buffalo. The women were described as the anonymous, hard-working, faithful ladies who were the matriarchs of families and unsung heroes of the community. The story we heard that night was a tear-jerker. The creators are hoping the series goes national.