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One Noble Journey: A Box Marked Freedom

  • September 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm
  • September 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Presented by Mike Wiley Productions, “One Noble Journey” tells two tales of slaves reaching freedom:  Henry “Box” Brown who mailed himself to freedom in a wooden box and Ellen and William Craft who used disguise to travel openly on public transportation.   The story of Henry “Box” Brown, an African American born into slavery in 1816 in Louisa County, Virginia, demonstrates the cruelty of slavery and its devastation to the heart and body.  After his family is torn apart and parceled out to various beneficiaries of the estate, Henry devises an ingenious escape plan – sealing himself in a wooden box for shipment to friends and freedom in Philadelphia.  This story also recounts the daring and miraculous quest for freedom of Elizabeth Craft and her husband William, who were born into slavery in Georgia and bravely traveled on public trains and steamers in disguise as they made their way up the Eastern Seaboard to Philadelphia. Presented by Mike Wiley Productions. 

$22 adults, $20 seniors, $15 students. 

Day of show: $25 adults, $22 seniors, $17 students 

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