Each year in commemoration of Black History Month, WMHO presents their acclaimed performance Running Scared, Running Free: Escape to the Promised Land. People of all ages, including students, teachers and the general public experience this dramatic story of the Underground Railroad vividly brought to life in this interactive presentation.
Three separate stories are intertwined in this suspense filled saga set in New York, circa 1850, the year the Fugitive Slave Act was imposed. Meet Dorcas, a quick-witted runaway slave from South Carolina; Tempie, the ‘conductor’ of a Safe House on the Underground Railroad; and Tobias Brunt, a ruthless and unrelenting Bounty Hunter determined to capture Dorcas and return her to her plantation owner.
See secret codes hidden in quilts and experience the strength of the human spirit in the struggle for freedom. This program, meeting New York State Social Studies and Common Core Standards for learning, and Boces-Arts-In-Ed reimbursable, will enrich, educate and inspire your students. For more information on new dates and times available please contact the Education Department at (631) 751-2244.
$12.00 per student for the first 35 students, $8.00 per student for every student thereafter
$5.00 for chaperones
Duration: 1 hr
Per Student Fee: 12
Teacher Fee: FREE
Chaperone Fee: 5
Location: Educational and Cultural Center
Address: Connectivity: IP and ISDN