To introduce the exhibition 'Before Freedom Came: African American Life in the Antebellum South,' performance artist Kwelismith portrayed Harriet Tubman on the Underground Railroad in a performance titled 'Freedom's Coming.' Question and answered session followed the performances.
Performance. Related to exhibition 'Before Freedom Came: African American Life in the Antebellum South.' AV002209: first performance. AV002210: second performance. Dated 19931204.
Biographical / Historical:
'Before Freedom Came: African American Life in the Antebellum South' explored the world of African Americans, their families, and communities in the antebellum South. The exhibition was developed for circulation by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services (SITES) with the assistance of the Anacostia Museum and the National Museum of American History. It was adapted from an exhibition organized by the Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia. The exhibition was held at the Anacostia Museum from December 12, 1993 - March 1, 1994.
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