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Free Boy: A True Story of Slave and Master Performance

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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-authors Dr. Lorraine McConaghy and Judy Bentley will be in attendance to give an 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!


Attend Not Your Princess to meet contemporary artists and scholars who resist colonial narratives, shatter stereotypes, and celebrate Native culture.

This free program is part of the Beyond the Frame, a community wide-initiative revisiting the photographs of Edward Curtis and Native American identity, race and resilience, and art and culture. Complimentary childcare provided with registration.

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