Sweet Chariot

FEBRUARY 5th, 2020 • 11 A.M. GRADES 3-Adult

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Art, Family Ties, History, Social Studies, Biography, Oral Tradition, Multi-Cultural and Music.

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 all students of all backgrounds.

Culture Build Florida

This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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