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Word Players' "Oh Freedom" Coming To All Campuses
January 18, 2019

The Word Players will be performing “Oh Freedom” on all Walters State campuses as part of the college’s celebration of Black History Month.
The play schedule is:
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 4 p.m. – Sevier County Campus, CAPE 105/106
Thursday, Feb. 7, 9:40 a.m. – Greeneville/Greene County Campus Lyceum
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2:15 p.m. – Claiborne County Campus Auditorium
Thursday, Feb. 28, 8 a.m. – Morristown Campus Lyceum
“Oh Freedom” is a one-act play celebrating the Underground Railroad, a collaboration between men and women of all ethnic backgrounds and from all areas of America that helped escaped slaves make their way to free territory. Songs from the era are included. 

Famous Underground Railroad architects Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe are featured with along with lesser known heroes of the movement like John Rankin. Rankin’s house on a hill overlooking the Ohio River was a beacon for those escaping bondage.
This play spotlights an American movement that was a supreme example of what Abraham Lincoln called “the better angels of our nature.”
The Word Players are a theatre company based in Knoxville. Actors rely on few physical props to carry out their roles, focusing instead on the powerful words involved in each production. 
No tickets or reservations are required and the public is invited. For more information, contact Eileen Bowers, international programming and student affairs specialist, at 423-318-2347 or Eileen.Bowers@ws.edu.