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Free Boy: A True Story of Slave and Master Performance

April 6, 2017 6 – 7 pm

Based on the book by MOHAI historian-emeritus Lorraine McConaghy and Seattle historian Judy Bentley, this new musical tells the tale of young Charles Mitchell, brought to Washington Territory as a slave in 1855, and his harrowing escape to British Columbia. With engaging music and powerful lyrics, it is a story of hope, risk, and perseverance that tells a little-known and important piece of Civil War era history in the Pacific Northwest.

Co-author Dr. Lorraine McConaghy will be in attendance to give a personal introduction to the presentation and to sign copies of the book afterward.

Performance is recommended for ages 7 and up.

This performance is presented in conjunction with 5th Avenue Theatre.

Location: MOHAI

Cost: Free!

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