Sweet Chariot

Event Details


  • Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 @ 10:00 AM Doors open at 8:30 AM Buy Tickets Now
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  • FREE
  • Tickets Go On Sale:

  • Jun 7, 2019
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  • All reservation numbers are final.

Based on oral histories recorded during the Federal Writers’ Project Compiled by Bruce C. Miller

Unique and upbeat, educational and inspirational, the talented singer/actors of Sweet Chariot tell the true story of slavery by combining dazzling a capella spirituals with oral histories of 70, 80 and 90 year-old former slaves who were interviewed during the Federal Writers Project of the 1930s. Their first-hand accounts of the joys and agonies of everyday life, and their efforts to escape to freedom across the Ohio River, bring new understanding to students of all backgrounds.

Grades 3 - Adult

Study Guide: https://www.kirbycenter.org/Media/files/VirginiaRep_Sweet_Chariot_guide_2012.pdf