Ginger Rutland has adapted a play from her mother Eva’s legendary memoir, “When We Were Colored: A Mother’s Story.” The play, like the book, tells the story of a middle class black woman born and raised in the segregated south before World War II who moves West to raise her children in “integrated” California after the war. Eva passed away in 2012, two months after turning 95 years old. Ginger joins us to remember her Mother and hear clips from their 2007 conversation on Insight. Later in the program, we’ll discuss the play, which opens Aug. 21 at Pioneer Congregational Church in Sacramento.
December 30, 2016