November 22, 2014

Strike at the Wind: the Struggle to Sustain a Culture

posted by on April 4th, 2013

by Amy Nelson

In the southeastern North Carolina town of Pembroke, it’s hard to come by anyone who hasn’t heard the name Henry Berry Lowery. The 19th-century Native American is a cultural icon for the Lumbee population there. In 1976 a musical drama was created about Lowery’s life called “Strike at the Wind.” The production ran out of money and ceased running last year. Historian Malinda Maynor wants to revitalize the show as a way to sustain both the local economy and the Lumbee culture.

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  1. DANA EDWARDS says:

    This musical is about my family. I just recently learned I am a related to Henry Berry Lowery. Me great great grandfather was Thomas Lowery. I wish I could find this story/movie but am having zero luck. If you can point me in the right direction to finding it I’d be so grateful! !

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