"Armed with the knowledge of our past we can charter a course for our future. Only by knowing where we've been can we know where we are and look to where we want to go." ~ Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz)
Modern-day abolitionists continue to draw courage and inspiration from the great well of the struggle against slavery that raged across America just one hundred and fifty years ago. That movement for emancipation drew much of its strength from the biblical theme of Liberation extolled in Exodus. Here is a presentation that connects us to the root of that universal yearning for Freedom.
Saturday, March 23rd[masked]:00pm
The Fraunces Tavern Museum Flag Gallery
54 Pearl Street
Exodus: Dreams of the Promised Land in Antebellum America
The Western Wind with Guest Actors
Proto-Spirituals and Shaker Hymns interspersed with readings from Slave Narratives reveal the resonance of liberation imagery to various “Alien Nations” of early American history.
Built in 1719, Fraunces Tavern, the oldest structure in Manhattan and the original site of the departments of War, Treasury, and State, sets the stage for this starkly beautiful American repertoire.
General Admission: $35, Student and Senior: $25