Susheel (Cheryl Susheel) Bibbs's Posts (2)

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  • Now on PBS!! VOICES FOR FREEDOM: The Hyers Sisters' Legacy, my 30 min film on the Hyers Sisters is on PBS and screening across the country: They were 19th-century African-American divas who gave voice to the humanity of their people and created the first American musicals!
  • KVIE (PBS) TV on its Viewfinder 2017 Series -  November 15 at 7pm, 17 at 4pm, and 19 at 6:30pm PST.
  • =Voices is also in the Berkeley Video and Film Festival Nov. 4, 3pm at 1939 Addison in Berkeley.
  • Ticket info at
  • Voices will be on DVD by Nov 1, 2017. Phone sales are not operative, but will support DVD sales as will
  • See for our Trailer, details on screenings, and DVD sales 

MORE --Stay tuned for full details on these screenings

  • VOICES FOR FREEDOM: The Hyers Sisters' Legacy will be screened at UC Berkeley's Hearst Anthropology Museum on Nov. 12. Susheel will lead a discussion time TBA
  • Voices goes to Hawaii January  9-16, 2018: Maui and in Honolulu at the Hawaii International Conference on the Arts and Humanities.  Check this site in December for the final schedule:   or Stay tuned here or at for details!
  • The Voices FB page is:
  • Tax-deductible donations to expand the Hyers film to 60 min:     Mail donations: Checks to LHF, c/o 123 Mint Leaf Way, Sacramento,CA 95838


  • Bibbs' award-winning feature Meet Mary Pleasant is on PBS again in HD through 2021
  • MEET MARY PLEASANT-- an acclaimed, award winning 1 hr. film now on PBS and a touring one-woman performance by Susheel Bibbs.   See a recent review of the show below.
  • Booking  at
  • Details at
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=Now touring the Hyers VOICES FOR FREEDOM program with the new Hyers film and discussion  
=email bookings: for bookings.
===============================================================Archive of events and Film-related appearances 
  • Hyers first test screening on AAMLO, June 17, 2017, 3pm at 659 14th St.  in Oakland-- not streaming yet, but we're screening!
  • With Zaccho Dance Theater, San Francisco
  • Contact:
  • Schedule of Presentations, Free
  • =September 11, 10:30am, Bayview Opera House, San Francisco
  • Meet Mary Pleasant mini-Chautauqua for youth. Presented by Zaccho Dance Theater
  • =September 13, 5pm, FREE
  • California Historical Society. Post-event panel participant for the Zaccho Dance production of Sailing Away -- an open-space/outdoor dance presentation on Market Street at 2 pm. based on the migrations of early SF civil rights leaders.
  • At Crocker Museum, Sacramento  Bibbs as Singer-Narrator for a gala presentation of an original work, Big Dreams, Small Shoulders, by Deborah Pittman based on the famous Norman Rockwell painting of Ruby Bridges, the six-year-old who was involved in school desegregation in 1960 -- featuring narration, song, puppetry, and instrumental music. Bibbs sings spirituals and narrates.
  • At Sonoma County Historical Society Contact: March 24, 2013, afternoon time and cost TBA.  45 min. Chautauqua: Meet Mary Pleasant at Flamingo Resort, Sonoma, CAWatch a video of this event:
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A stunning performance documentary with internationally acclaimed artists tells the Hyers’ story in word and song with a hip-hop narrator who interprets its meaning for our day.

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  • Susheel Bibbs'  Hyers Sisters film short VOICES FOR FREEDOM will have its uplink to NETA for its national PBS system distribution Sept. 29.  It will screen this Fall and nationally  throughout the next 3 years. (PBS code HD04)

Current showings scheduled:

-CFF Cinesoul Series (time/venue TBA) first week of November 2017

-KVIE (PBS) TV on its Viewfinder 2017 Series -  November 15 at 7pm, 17 at 4pm, and 19 at 6:30pm PST.

  • Susheel Bibbs speaks for CFF on her work at Carol's Books, Del Paso Road, August 12, 2017, Sacramento,  12:30-2pm PDT

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