Faces of Freedom – 6 pm program – Locust Grove

september, 2016

09sep6:00 pm8:00 pmFaces of Freedom - 6 pm program

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Faces of Freedom: Preserving Underground Railroad Stories

This interactive program showcases a significant and often stereotyped aspect of our nation’s history, the Underground Railroad. As program participants, you will journey through the event as free blacks with freedom papers. You will have returned to the South to meet an enslaved family member, that was left behind, and lead him to freedom. Meet several characters, portrayed by costumed interpreters, who will represent the different groups of people living during that time: slaveholders, Quakers, a bounty hunter, free blacks, and more.

Underground Railroad myths and truths will be connected to myths and truths of modern day slavery, human trafficking. It is important to preserve the stories of the past so that we can better understand and address the issues that face us in the present.

This program was written and compiled by Locust Grove volunteer and Girl Scout Catherine Bache for her Gold Award Project.

The event will be held outside and will last approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes.
You will be walking all over the Locust Grove property, so dress appropriately and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Reservations are required and space is limited.
Admission: $10.

Time

(Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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