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This Day In Norwood History-March 16

Writes Script For National Radio Program

Former Local Woman Prominent In Social Work

March 16, The

Ann Tanneyhill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Tanneyhill of 32 street. has written the script and arranged the entire program, “Women For Freedom,” which be broadcast over and the on Saturday afternoon, March 20, at 2:30 o’clock. The program is being presented by the , one of the country’s leading welfare agencies, and will last for a full hour on a nationwide hook-up.

Miss Tanneyhill, well known locally, graduated from Norwood High in the Class of , and from in in 1928. At the present time she is associated with the .

The program, presented as part of the organization’s , will tell in story and fact of the contributions of Negro women to the building of America and to the defense of democracy.

Among the participants who have donated their services to the League’s cause will be Miss Anne Brown, the memorable “Bess” of George Gershwin’s famous folkopera, “Porty and Bess”; Miss Fredl , formerly of the cast of the , “Mamba’s Daughters.” and the screen production. “Imitation of Life”; Miss Mercedes Gilbert who has been seen in “The Foxes,” and was the star of “Mulatto”; Miss Edna Mae Harris, of the stage and screen versions of “The Green Pastures”; the Eva Jessye Choir directed by Miss Eva Jessye; Mrs. Mary McLeod Bethune. noted Negro educator and leader: Miss Willa Brown, famous aviatrix and flying instructor and Negro women holding skilled, positions in production plants j throughout the country. Canada Lee, well-known actor, who has recently been selected to star in Dorothy Heywood’s drama. “New Georgia,” will serve as narrator for the program, which will also include direct greetings by short-wave from Negro women in unnamed theatres of war. The League’s general program seeks to secure for Negro citizens equality of opportunity in all phases of life.

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