New FILM for 2017 -- Take a look!

 UPDATE-- More at


  • 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
Now on DVD and VoD on

=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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