Thursday, August 13, 2009

Underground Railroad in Philadelphia

Avenging The Ancestors Coalition (ATAC) partnered with Independence National Historical Park to bring you the grand opening of the "Underground Railroad in Philadelphia" exhibit on July 3 at the Independence Visitors Center at Sixth and Market Streets. As part of that impressive grand opening, ATAC and many others were treated to a snippet of an emotionally riveting play entitled "True Tales of the Underground Railroad," performing six times from August 7 through August 21 as follows:

Friday, August 7, 12:00-12:45 and 3:00-3:45. Highlighting Charles Gilbert who hid under a hotel, in a wash-house, and under floorboards to escape slavery

Friday, August 14, 12:00-12:45 and 3:00-3:45. Highlighting Henry "Box" Brown

Friday, August 21, 12:00-12:45 and 3:00-3:45. Highlighting Ellen Craft who traveled as a white man being attended to by her husband who pretended to be her enslaved laborer

Please spread the word, and please bring your family and friends.

For more information contact:
c/o Law Office of Michael Coard
One Liberty Place1650 Market Street, Suite 3652
Philadelphia, PA 19103215/552-8751

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