When I Leave

Oct 3, 2012

Ella Joyce Stewart grew up on a farm in rural North Carolina during the time of segregation.

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The struggles of her family, in particular her brother T.J., stuck with her and fueled her desire to share her childhood with the public. She adapted her life into a play called, “When I Leave.” It premieres this Friday at the North Carolina Museum of History. Host Frank Stasio talks to Ella Joyce Stewart, actress Cassandra Lyons-Johnson and actor Jimmy Woods about the play “When I Leave.”