At the kick-off celebration for Open Buffalo on January 17, 2014, local artist Lorna C. Hill read excerpts from the poem "Songs of the Open Road" by Walt Whitman.
Hill is an accomplished director, actor, teacher, storyteller, poet, and playwright. She is the founder of Ujima Theatre Company, Inc. and has served as the organization’s Artistic Director for 32 years. Ujima Company is a multi-cultural membership organization dedicated to providing a vehicle for African American performers, theatre crafts people and administrators. Ujima Theatre Company has been an Open Buffalo stakeholder since its inception.
You can read the poem by clicking here.