A nation at war, a city under occupation, and a people exploring newfound freedom–this was Alexandria, Virginia in the midst of the Civil War. On January 25, celebrate African-American History Month–and learn about people and events that inspired the PBS TV series, Mercy Street–with Jubilee Voices at an evening performance at the Alexandria Black History Museum. The second season of Mercy Street focuses on the aftermath of the Emancipation Proclamation and how Alexandria’s black community was affected, and the deepening of the War and its effects on Alexandria’s residents. Jubilee Voices’ performance will highlight the songs of the era and the stories and words of the real-life people who inspired the characters in the Mercy Street series.
TICKETS: $5 fee
LOCATION: Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe Street, Alexandria, VA 22314