288 North Main Street
National Black Doll Museum welcomes the community to join us in Mansfield’s first Abolition Day activities. This family friendly community event is being held on Monday October 9th, 2017 (Columbus Day) from 10-4:30 PM. A performance of songs and stories from the Underground Railroad featuring the Connecticut based ensemble Nzinga’s Daughters. The concert takes place
From 3:30-4:30 at the Gazebo on the South Commons in Mansfield, (6 Park Row). In the event of inclement weather, tickets will be required as the performance will be moved indoors to the National Black Doll Museum.
Nzinga’s Daughters will present poignant vignettes of struggle and oppression to engage the audience .Nzinga’s Daughters a five woman performance ensemble that fosters appreciation of a multicultural society and deepens public understanding of the history and cultural achievements of Africa and the African Diaspora. The Daughters are best known for their “Underground Railroad” performance which invites the audience to experience the creativity, ingenuity, and perseverance employed by African American slaves in their efforts to shepherd runaway slaves to safety. Because slaves were prohibited from learning to read or write, they developed an elaborate system of communication which included embedding coded messages into the verses of Negro spirituals. Nzinga’s Daughters perform for schools, universities, senior centers, festivals, community events and a variety of cultural venues from New England to Ghana West Africa.
Cost: Free will offering tickets online @ www.evntbrite.com or www.nbdmhc.org
For more info email: [email protected]