General Events

View Full Calendar

Walking with My Ancestors

Event Type
Performance
Sponsor
Spurlock Museum
Location
Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana
Date
Feb 25, 2024   2:00 pm  
Contact
Monica M. Scott
E-Mail
monicams@illinois.edu
Views
21
Originating Calendar
Black History Month 2024

Performed by award-winning and nationally recognized playwright and performer Ama Oforiwaa Aduonum, Walking with My Ancestors: Cape Coast Castle offers fresh perspectives on the experiences of the “forgotten” enslaved Africans and demonstrates how today’s racial and cultural problems connect with truths of our shared and painful pasts. Walking with My Ancestors is about a mother’s search for guidance from the spirits of her ancestors in the dungeons for enslaved Africans. The story takes the audience through a ritual journey that includes dance, music, and drama and leads to revelation, reconciliation, and rebirth.

link for robots only