Screening of “I’ve Endured:” The music and legacy of Ola Belle Reed

Thursday, May 11, 5 – 7 p.m, Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

“I’ve Endured”: The music and legacy of Ola Belle Reed is a new 45 minute documentary by Bill Shewbridge exploring the life and work of nationally recognized bluegrass and old-time musician Ola Belle Campbell Reed (1916-2002). The film accompanies an exhibition at UMBC’s AOK Library and Gallery.  Ola Belle Reed: I’ve Endured contextualizes her achievements within a history of migration from rural Appalachia north in the twentieth century. The exhibit includes photographs, concert flyers, instruments, audio, video, and memorabilia drawn from the Maryland Traditions Archive at UMBC.