Xernona Clayton in one woman show

For more than 40 years, Xernona Clayton has played key roles in everything from the Civil Rights Movement to network television. Now, she is telling her best stories from those eras in her one-woman show.

For more than 40 years, Xernona Clayton has played key roles in everything from the Civil Rights Movement to network television. Now she is telling her best stories from those eras in her one-woman show. The evening is designed in recognition of the past as well as to engage, educate and empower women of color to end breast cancer.

An Evening with Xernona is being presented May 20 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive, at 7 p.m.

Clayton’s show touches on her conversations with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shortly before his death, her talks with the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan and her tenure as one of the highest-ranking employees of Turner Broadcasting System for nearly 30 years.

Joining Clayton is Richard Roundtree, Susan G. Komen for the Cure national ambassador, actor and breast cancer survivor, along with other local and national celebrities who embrace the idea of eliminating breast cancer.

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