A talented group of Washington DC area actors brings to life the portrayals of several real persons from local history:
Using primary source material from Lincoln’s writing, speeches and letters, Mr. Lincoln can present at podium or casually address 21st century citizens in an informal setting.
Lincoln’s devoted secretary, who often accompanies him on visits.
Anne Maria Weems
Weems presents the riveting story of how she escaped to freedom on the Underground Railroad disguised as a coachboy at the age of 15.
A Quaker woman struggling with the issue of manumission in 1797. This portrayal depicts some of the issues of the Quakers’ “personal abolition” in a pre-Civil War setting.
Enoch George Howard
A third person portrayal of prominent citizens of Montgomery County. Ex-slave and land owner Enoch George Howard established a church, school and large farm for freed African-Americans in the Sunshine, Maryland area.
Harriet Anne Howard
Andrea Jones Blackford
A third person portrayal of prominent citizens of Montgomery County. Ex-slave Harriet Anne Howard purchased the freedom of her children in 1860 and, with her children and her husband Enoch, helped run their family farm.
Rev. Phillip Johnson
Rev Johnson spent his life as Dr. Stephen White’s slave near White’s Ferry. He would see Civil War action in Poolesville and would recount ghost stories in the years after the war. This portrayal is taken from Library of Congress slave narratives archives.
A Fine Lady of the South
Reads “Letters from Home,” highlighting a Southern woman’s view of the Civil War.
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