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Murder on 2nd Street

Writer’s Voice host Robin Farmer talks to Rebekah L. Pierce, an author, playwright and screenwriter focusing on contemporary women and their search for purpose and identity. While at VCU, she wrote her first play, The Myth. Her subsequent plays include Perfect, Blu Bell, That Woman’s Child and That Color Blind Kind of Love, which made its debut Off-Broadway in 2010. Rebekah’s novels include Murder on Second Street: The Jackson Ward Murders, a blend of history and fiction set 30 days before the infamous Black Tuesday – October 29, 1929. In 2016, Murder on Second Street was developed into a docu-short film called “Black Wall Street: The Money, The Music & The People” as the first film project under Rebekah’s company, RLP Productions. The film highlights the forgotten story of Jackson Ward, the other” Black Wall Street” of the early 20th century. Her other novels are The Secret Life of Lucy Bosman and Sex, Lies and Shoeboxes. This year, RLP Productions released its first webisode, “The War at Home,” which follows the journey of combat soldier Sergeant First Class Belinda Oglesby on her return home to fight another kind of war: the fight to regain custody of her children, her health and her career. Follow the series here