The DreamHour Speaker Series (The Descendant Series) featuring individuals from the community who will share their experiences as descendants of African Americans and Indigenous peoples- who contributed to making America a global power – without recognition or compensation. Presentations will be focused on the lives of descendants of African American nation and Indigenous founders in America. Presenters will share their perspectives and experiences of the challenges, struggles, and successes involved with the legacy.
Naomi Sumthin2Say Johnson is an unapologetic American African woman, and a native of the Northside of Milwaukee, WI. Naomi has been previously cast in the first sold-out production of Bad Mama Jamma Mixtape at The Little Carver Civic Center. In 2019, she made her first appearance as a lead actress as Effie Melody White in Woodlawn Theater’s sold-out production of Dreamgirls. In December Naomi created and founded the San Antonio Kwanzaa Coalition and held the 1st Annual City-Wide Kwanzaa Celebration. During the 2020 Dreamweek San Antonio Mayor’s Ball, Naomi received a standing ovation for her powerful renditions of “I Am Changing” and “And I Am Telling You (I’m Not Going)” as a special performance for the guest of honor, Mayor Ron Nirenberg. Naomi is known for her soulful voice, poetic stylings, and electric acting; she is found to captivate whatever audience is in her company.