Staged Reading from Play About Abolitionist-Fugitive Slave

Presented by Underground Railway Theater

7 p.m. Friday, October 23, 2009
C. Walsh Theatre, 55 Temple St., Boston 

A staged reading from a new play about abolitionist, fugitive slave, and author Harriet Jacobs will be presented by the Underground Railway Theater, launching the two-day public symposium "Abolitionism in Black and White: The Anti-Slavery Community of Boston and Cambridge."

A panel discussion following the reading, with College of Arts and Sciences Dean Kenneth S. Greenberg moderating, will focus on slave narratives and how to employ drama to communicate this history.

African-American playwright Lydia Diamond of Boston University and Yale University historian David Blight will lead the discussion.

The Friday-evening program is free and open to the public.

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