Reclaiming Displaced Heritages
During the fall 2000 semester of the KCAC honors seminar, KSU graduate student Adam Russell was participating in the project as an intern. Adam, who was then enrolled in the master's program in professional writing, chose as his major internship project to write a play, Where the Deer Ran, about the Cherokee Removal. While doing research for his play, Adam assembled a bibliographya pdf document (Acrobat Reader needed for viewing)of playwriting resources. Adam's bibliography would be especially helpful to teachers who would like to have their students try to write (or read) historical drama.
In the winter of 2001, students from South Cobb High school, under the direction of teacher Carol Fuller, performed a draft version of Adam's play for an audience of schoolteachers affiliated with the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project. After that initial public performance, Adam kindly offered to allow educators to use a scene from his play to introduce their students to the Cherokee Removal.
a project funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities