An original play based on an episode in the lives of local black abolitionists Harriet Myers and Stephen Myers and the struggles faced by black Americans involved in the Underground Railroad, Yours for the Oppressed will be performed by members of the Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate New York.
Yours for the Oppressed is based in the seminal research of Paul and Mary Liz Stewart, Independent Researchers and Scholars in Residence at Russell Sage College
Yours for the Oppressed was written by Siena College students Heather Frederick, Hunter Frederick, Olivia Waldron, and Phillip Killian under the guidance of Krysta Dennis, PhD, Producer of Creative Arts at Siena College.
Performance place – Mexico Point Park – rain location MACS High School Auditorium
Performance date – Saturday, July 20
Performance time – 2pm
Admission – This event is offered for free, but donations are requested
Bring family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, acquaintances to this great performance sure to change your understanding of Underground Railroad history.
This program was funded in part by Humanities New York with support from National Endowment for the Humanities.
This is made possible with funds from the Decentralized Program, a regrant program from the New York State Council of the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Arts Center of the Capital Region.