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Sweet Chariot

  • Tue, February 11 at 9:50am, 11:20am
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    Inspirational and educational, these talented singer/actors of Sweet Chariot tells the story of formerly enslaved African Americans by combining dazzling a capella spirituals with oral histories from individuals in their seventies and eighties interviewed by the Federal Writers Project in the 1930s. These first-hand stories as transcribed from interviews account everyday life, and their efforts to escape to freedom across the Ohio River, bring new understanding to students of all backgrounds. Based on oral histories recorded during the Federal Writers’ Project; compiled by Bruce Craig Miller, Virginia Repertory Company.

    In collaboration with UNC, Center for the Study of the American South: Southern Oral History program, Carolina Public Humanities and Carolina K-12

    Curriculum Connections: Theatre Arts, Communication, Analysis, Aesthetics, Culture, Musical Literacy & Response, Contextual Relevancy, Family Ties, History, Social Studies, Biography, Oral Tradition

    Reservation submission begins on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 11:00AM.

    Durham Public Schools registration begins on Monday, August 5 at 11:00AM to August 16 for a limited number of complimentary seats.

    Please complete the online reservation form at to reserve your seats.

    Reservations may take up to two weeks to process. If you do not receive an emailed invoice, please contact Beth Hopper, Box Office Manager at or (919) 226.8877.