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“Who freed the slaves?” Since the end of the Civil War this complex question is one that many people have sought to answer definitively. Often due to the many different ways that Americans remember the process of emancipation, its answer remains elusive. However, thinking about this significant question opens opportunities for learning about different historical perspectives. A second speaker, Eugene Meyer will speak at 2:00 p.m. about his recently published book Five for Freedom: The African American Soldiers in John…Find out more »
National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse. Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett, this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991. It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy.Find out more »
Known for her expert vocal improvisational ability and her seriously swinging groove, Wade evokes a classic jazz sound akin to Betty Carter and Sarah Vaughan, two of her musical touchstones. Her most recent album, Offering, is the first tribute album by a woman artist to the socially conscious poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron. Arrive early for a pre-performance discussion with the performers, led by WCVE Music Jazz host Peter Solomon at 6:30 p.m.Find out more »
Families will enjoy the opportunity for children to meet a ‘Thomas Nast’ Santa Claus including photo opportunities and the chance to enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. Children will have the opportunity to participate in a craft making activity and personalize and sign holiday cards for mailing to active duty soldiers serving abroad who away from home for the holidays.Find out more »
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