”Our Story in Words and Songs.” The Real History of Americans of African Descent

Data News Staff Edited Report

The premier of an original play written, directed, and produced by Deacon Larry Cavlin titled, “Our Story in Words and Songs.”

Performance will be at Corpus Christi-Epiphany Catholic Church on Sunday, February 25, 2024, beginning at 4:00 pm. Admission is free.

The play is an History of African Kingdoms, the kidnapping and enslavement of its people from their homeland, their quest for freedom, their emancipation, passage of Jim Crow Laws, terrorist attacks, the Civil Rights Movement and the present-day experiences of our people.

The play’s mission is to educate those in attendance about the real and forgotten History of Americans of African descent including there were over 1.5 million slaves who died during the Transatlantic Slave Voyages, the largest slave rebellion that occurred in the United States took place in 1811 when about 500 slaves marched from what is now present day Laplace, Louisiana with the aim of establishing a free state in New Orleans, and lynching was not made a Federal Crime until 2022.

For more information, please contact: Deacon Larry L. Calvin, email address is larrycalvin@bellsouth.net and his telephone contact is (504) 756-7119.

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