1619: The Journey of a People

Thursday, Oct 20th, 2022 at 06:00 PM

Join us for this FREE event welcomed by Northern Illinois University.

1619: The Journey of a People, A New Musical…Using various musical forms, including hip-hop and jazz, this dynamic musical production  commemorates the struggles, recognizes the heroes, and celebrates the story of  America’s African sons and daughters. From the beginning of American slavery to the Reconstruction, the Great  Migration, the Civil Rights Era and modern movements for justice,1619 packs  generations of history into a two-hour musical theater experience that traces the  African-American journey towards freedom and equality.