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    Escape from Christiana: Bickering before the Border

    Presented by and Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo at First Baptist Church

    January 20, 2018

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    Escape from Christiana:  Bickering before the Border

    In the year 1851, hours before the first anniversary of the signing of the new Fugitive Slave Act, Lonnie Darker, a well known free Negro, sits with a group of friends, slave and free, outlining their next move for traveling north to Canada - "The Promised Land". Little do they know that a nearbye group of slave catchers, a part of the famous Gap Band, are going over their plans to capture the most important member of the escaping group; Ben, a prized slave of a powerful slave owner. However, Ben had promised, in memory of his mother, that he would die before returning to slavery.

    Directed and written by Von Washington.  Produced by Jeff Mais

    First Baptist Church

    315 W. Michigan Avenue
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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    Jan 20, 2018: 6 pm - 6:45 pm (Sat)

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    The sanctuary at First Baptist Church is on the second level.  An elevator is available.

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