The Journey Begins: Seven Stops to Freedom, the Legend of Sojourner Truth, the River to Cross
Travel with a slave family as they seek freedom in Canada, and experience slavery in The Journey Begins. Geared toward school age children, these two historical plays in one book bring history to life.
In Seven Stops to Freedom, follow Josh Acres as he escapes from slavery in Mississippi and meets his wife, Anna, and son, Malik, in Kentucky. They travel north to Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and eventually into Canada. This story reveals the mystery, danger, and adventure of the famous invisible Underground Railroad spearheaded by the legendary conductor Harriet Tubman.
Share heartbreaking moments in the life of slave Sojourner Truth as Contact in Harmonia relives her past. Born into American slavery with the name Isabelle, she gains her freedom, changes her name to reflect her life s purpose, and travels the nation educating people about the sins of slavery.
Celebrating the oral traditions of ancient West African storytellers, these dramatic productions have been performed hundreds of times in the United States and abroad. The Journey Begins presents an accurate and in-depth view of the African American experience through literature and the performing arts.
Sojourner Truth, Fugitive slaves, Underground Railroad
Theatre and Performance Studies
Washington, Von, "The Journey Begins: Seven Stops to Freedom, the Legend of Sojourner Truth, the River to Cross" (2009). All Books and Monographs by WMU Authors. 130.