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Performance at Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center

  • Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center 31 Colton Street Farmington, CT, 06032 United States (map)

Nzinga's Daughter's will be performing at Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center. Learn more about their event below:

"A special event to open the 2017-2018 retreat season is Nzinga’s Daughters’ Underground Railroad Performance.

Deacon Art Miller will MC this exciting event.

We are excited to present this program because Farmington, Connecticut is known historically as the “Grand Central Station” of the Underground Railroad. However, too often the story of the Underground Railroad is told from a white perspective.

This program invites the audience to experience the creativity, ingenuity, and perseverance employed by African-American slaves in their efforts to shepherd runaway slaves to safety.  Because slaves were prohibited from learning to read or write, they developed an elaborate system of communication which included embedding coded messages into the verses of Negro spirituals.

Nzinga’s Daughters will present poignant vignettes of struggle and oppression to engage the audience.

Nzinga’s Daughters is a five woman performance ensemble that fosters appreciation of a multicultural society and deepens public understanding of the history and cultural achievements of Africa and the African Diaspora.

Free will offering.

Please help us plan by using the form here to register for this event or call 860.677.8519 to let us know you plan to attend."

Earlier Event: September 9
Open House QANC
Later Event: October 14
Hispanic Heritage Celebration