Before there was Martin Luther King there was Frederick Douglass. Before there was Malcolm X there was John Brown.
Although he was a White abolitionist, John Brown knew the South would fight, violently, to keep its slaves.
Although he was a fugitive who had endured the horrors of slavery, Frederick Douglass hoped freedom could come peacefully.
These two men, with their clashing views, became close friends.
Now, Sonora playwright Rick Foster has written a play, ABOLITION, about the friendship of these two great American freedom fighters in the terrible years leading up to the Civil War.
ABOLITION premieres at the Red Church July 26.
A CULTURAL EVENT
AN OPEN BRIDGE TO UNDERSTANDING
9 PERFORMANCES :
JULY 26 – 28, AUGUST 2 – 4, AUGUST 9 – 11
THURSDAY & FRIDAY 7PM
Tickets are now on sale: $10 high school / $20 adult -available at Mountain Bookshop, Sonora, St. James Episcopal Church office 209 532-1580, & also at www.eventbrite.com.