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The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs
Racial Literacy Lecture Series Rahmell's Inferno
Racial Literacy Lecture Series
Featuring Rahmell Peebles
Actor, Performer, Writer
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
A man trapped Inside America's solitary belly of the beast Is In desperate search for liberation. Sentenced to four hundred and fifty yea.., he makes his final appeal to the " most high" judge. He cetends a "younger Rahmell" against a prosecution team of "demons" while shedding light on some of the most destructive Issues In the American education system, and the black american psyche. An autobiographical tale filled with laughs, cries, and the Inspiration to make change. Not only In the system, but most Importantly In ones self. Self confrontation Is a must, and an who bear witness will see god. Rahmell Peebles Is an acto~ write~; an around artist When he was sixteen years of age he was put on a long term suspension for having a keychaln pocket knife on school grounds. The suspension was due to last for over a yea~ and his superintendent Initially requested that he be put In alternative schooling following his suspension. At the time Rahmen was labeled an at risk youth, a special education student, and struggled with many demons as a result of coming firom a broken home. Six years later he graduated from the prest igious Morehouse College with a Ba:helor's In Philosophy with Honors. He lnltla ly took up acting as a form of therapy, but then fully committed to the craft as a career upon graduation. Since then he has trained with the British American Drama Academy In Oxford, England among other notable programs, and Is a recipient of the American Black Film Festival's NBC Star project award. He Is a proud member of Changing Perceptions Theater Company, and Theater Instructor at the Schomburg Center's Junior Schola.. Program. He has performed and spoke at numerous programs and high schO)IS In the trl~tate area and his solo show Rahmell's INFERNO has Impacted Jives for Mr a year.