Uncertain Times: Homefront 1865 features theatrical portrayals of five African American women from across the nation who stepped up with courageous acts and mighty voices in the fight against slavery. The historical women are portrayed by FREED, a group of volunteers who aim to teach American history that perhaps has been forgotten or overlooked. FREED is an auxiliary organization of the African American Civil War Museum in Washington, D.C.
FREED’s performances for Uncertain Times feature Patricia Tyson as Hallie Quinn Brown, an illustrious educator. Ruby M. Thomas portrays Amanda Berry Smith, the singing pilgrim. Judy Williams portrays Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, a singer known as the Black Swan. Lavonda Broadnax portrays a poetess named Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. Bobbie Coles portrays the Nameless Faceless Woman of the Civil War.
FREED’s presentation for Uncertain Times: Homefront 1865 premieres on April 10 at noon EST on Historic Brattonsville’s Facebook page and Culture & Heritage Museums’ YouTube channel. Presentations will be available for ongoing viewing on these digital platforms after the premiere date.