Honoring civil rights heroes

Honoring civil rights heroes

By Carole Meekins. CREATED Feb 27, 2012 - UPDATED: Feb 27, 2012

MILWAUKEE- "We are the Drum - A Movement in Wisconsin 2012" is an impressive tribute to Milwaukee's civil right's pioneers. 

At a rehearsal for the play at North Division High School, TODAY'S TMJ4 found dance, music, drama, and talented people from all over our area.  TJ Smith loves to dance.  He told TMJ4's Carole Meekins, "I'm very thankful I get to come here and dance. Dance is my passion."

Student Amirah Graham says, "We're all family. It opens doors for all of us.  We love being together, having fun staying positive and staying out of trouble." Jacob Beres from Waukesha County says, "I've just learned so much being in here. And with all the different people and the diversity. "

The show, produced by CAPITA Productions, is honoring heroes of the past.  Those who put their lives on the line for the freedom of others are singled out in this year's show. K.C. Williams, Vice President CAPITA Productions talks about the goals.

He notes, "To take a community and become a family on stage. With CAPITA productions, you don't have to look up in the sky to see a star, we build our stars here."

Board member Earl Ingram notes, "They display the possibilities for our young people and it's the greatest thing I've ever been associated with."

When asked how she would convince others to see the show, 10-year-old Isaiah Weinman is quick to announce, "This is a good show its fun. I think all of you should come!"

For more information about show times and dates, go to capitaproductions.org.

Carole Meekins

Carole Meekins

Carole Meekins is the longest tenured 10:00pm anchor in the Milwaukee market. She has been at TODAY'S TMJ4 since November of 1991.