"Ellen Craft: Self-Emancipated Woman" Performance by Marcia Estabrook
This riveting performance highlights the heroic efforts of Ellen and William Craft, an enslaved married couple who made history when they first masterminded an innovative escape from bondage in 1848. In December of that year, Ellen Craft, a light-skinned Georgia slave, dressed herself as a man and boarded a train bound for Savannah. Her husband, William, posed as her slave. Follow their journey through Boston, Nova Scotia, and England as Marcia Estabrook reenacts this powerful story filled with danger, narrow escapes, victory and the love between a man and a woman united in their determination to be free.
The event is free and free parking is available at the Visitor Center parking lot at 304 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA.
RSVP by e-mail to: TIHC@uml.edu or call (978) 970-5080.
This presentation is part of a series of events celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Tsongas Industrial History Center, a partnership of Lowell National Historical Park and the UMass Lowell Graduate School of Education. Also part of Lowell Women’s Week 2017.