NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum has been awarded a $4,457 grant from the Landfall Foundation. Funds will be used to host the Bright Star Touring Theatre Company’s production of Let Freedom Ring: Music and Poetry of Black History. This powerful and accessible production takes audience members on a journey through African American history and culture. Follow the journey from Africa through slavery to the Civil Rights Movement and the powerful voices of today’s leaders, like Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Maya Angelou. Walk away with a better understanding of these historical events by hearing the speeches, songs and poetry of these powerful Americans.
Cape Fear Museum will offer multiple showings of the production for schools and the public. Free school productions will be offered at the Museum on Thursday, December 7, 2017 and Friday, December 8, 2017. Space is limited. Appropriate for grades three and up. Pre-registration is required: email@example.com or 910-798-4362.
Public performances will be Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Admission is free for Museum members or with paid admission. Spaces is limited. Appropriate for ages eight and up with an adult. Pre-registration is required: capefearmuseum.com/programs or 910-798-4362.
All performances are sponsored by the Landfall Foundation. This program is presented in conjunction with Changing America on view at Cape Fear Museum November 5– December 15. Discover how the Emancipation Proclamation and the March of Washington are linked together in the larger story of liberty and the American experience.
About Bright Star Theatre
Located in Arden, N.C., Bright Star Touring Theatre, in its 15th season, is comprised of literary, curriculum- and character-education based classics that are as entertaining as they are educational. Bright Star brings theatre to schools and communities that are often underserved by the arts and bring the magic of theatre to young people who may not always have the chance to see it.
About Landfall Foundation
The Landfall Foundation was formed as a means for Landfall residents to thoughtfully and confidently extend support to greater Wilmington area non-profit organizations and public schools. Grants are awarded after the Grants Committee evaluates applications for projects and programs in the areas of the arts, education, health and welfare. This valuable contribution to smaller organizations, that are often underfunded, makes a major impact on the vital needs of our community.
Since its inception in September of 1995, the foundation has raised and contributed $4,263,000 to Wilmington non-profit organizations. In 2017, a total of $363,100 was awarded to 74 Wilmington area non-profit organizations.