Produced by Jonathan Knight and Le Datta Grimes
Nearly two centuries ago, decades before the Civil War, over 60 slaves were freed by the will of Major Richard BIbb in Russellville, Kentucky. They inherited land, tools, houses and money--everything needed to establish themselves as free blacks in America. Today descendants of those freedmen are rediscovering their own history through the efforts of a single local historian. But the impact of this story goes much wider, a few white descendants of Major Bibb are also finding lessons and meaning in this legacy.
Wednesday 12/28 at 4 pm in the Auditorium