Making a Way Out of No Way

Presented by:
Martha Bireda
In-person Presentation Needs:
Table, chair, microphone
Presentation Length:
60 minutes

Program Details

“Making a Way Out of No Way” is a popular African-American expression. Dr. Bireda, portraying pioneer Queen Andrews answers questions posed by W.E.B DuBois regarding the agency and joy expressed by African-Americans during Jim Crow, including the values, virtues, creativity, and resilience in the community.

About Martha

Dr. Martha Bireda

Dr. Martha Bireda is the Director of the Blanchard House Museum of African American History and Culture of Charlotte County. For over twenty-five years, she was a consultant and trainer for issues related to race, ethnicity, gender, and class for school districts, law enforcement agencies, and other organizations. She is the author of A Time for Change: How White Supremacy Ideology Harms All Americans, released in September 2022, The Womb Rebellion, and is a monthly contributor to

Contact Information and Details:

  • Phone: 941-639-2914
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