Do you know about Susie King Taylor, a young runaway who became the first black army nurse? She escaped from Savannah, Ga. in 1862. What about Rev. Andrew Bryan, a Baptist minister and slave who was publicly persecuted for preaching the Gospel? His persecution took place in Savannah in 1788. Ever heard of the "Weeping Time"--the largest sale of human beings EVER held in North America? It happened in Savannah in 1859. You know that idea of "40 acres and a mule"? It came out of a meeting between 20 black ministers with Sec. of War Edwin Stanton & Gen. William T. Sherman in Savannah in 1865. What about the "Cornerstone of the Confederacy" speech that justified slavery as God's will? Alexander H. Stephens, Vice President of the Confederacy, gave that speech in Savannah in 1861. If you want to experience an inspired & inspiring play about all of the above, with Negro spirituals like they've never been sung before, come to Savannah to see "Let My people go" Thursdays - Sundays @ 8 PM from July 5 - Aug. 5. After the play, you're invited to discuss it with the producers, playwright, cast & crew. Tickets: General admission, $20; Persons 65 & older or 18 & younger, $18.50; Group rates of $18/person for groups of 25 or more. We can arrange private showings for groups of 150-185. Visit our website, www.historytheatre.net, or call 877-EST-1733.
Bless you, Fritz.