In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, The Wright Museum and the Theatre Company of University of Detroit Mercy present the multimedia docudrama production, Jordan Anderson Writes a Letter, written by Dr. Arthur J. Beer and based on actual events. After the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, Jordan Anderson and his family fled their Tennessee master's plantation to find a new life in Dayton, Ohio under the mentorship of the great abolitionist, Valentine Winters. Their courageous journey from Tennessee slavery to Ohio freedom was later challenged by the demands of his former master to return home. Jordan Anderson, assisted by Winters, responds to the letter of his former master with a letter of his own. The result is a human lesson in compassion, defiance and dignity.
Jordan Anderson Writes a Letter will be performed once daily at 11 am, Tuesdays through Fridays, from February 4 until March 21, 2014. This production was specifically created to be shared with young audiences, and lasts approximately 1 hour. Free with museum admission.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
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