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Program name: The Underground Railroad in New York City--the Big Meaning Then, the Big Meaning to Us Now
Program category: History
Life Skills- Other
Program length: One hour
Audience level: All ages
Audience size: Any size
Program description: We describe places and courageous people of the Underground Railroad in New York City. In the early 1800s, a battle went on. It was of men and women, black and white, who wanted people to be free; and those intent on capturing them, to send them back to their “owners,” likely to be tortured, often to be killed, often sold to plantations far South. Our basis is the education Aesthetic Realism, founded by the great American poet and philosopher Eli Siegel. Aesthetic Realism explains this battle was between two ways of self, our own selves. It’s the battle of respect for the world and people, the desire to be fair to them, see meaning and value in people; and contempt for the world and people. Slavery, we’ll show, arises from contempt; the forces of the UGRR stood for respect. This was what the Civil War was about. Studying this we have the thrilling ability to learn about ourselves through history. Wrote Eli Siegel: "The fight, Shall I see the world and people with contempt or respect? is the fight within every individual right now; it is our constant, inward, personal civil war." Includes a re-enactment of an escape!
Space/special requirements: PowerPoint
Travel restrictions:
Program fee: $101- $200
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? Yes
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Regions this program
can be performed in:
Western
Rochester
Central
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Metro
Southeastern
Long Island
Program last updated: 06/07/2016
   
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Performer name: Margot Carpenter
Phone: 212-777-4490
Mailing address: 141 Greene Street
New York, NY 10012
E-mail address: dtarrow@aestheticrealism.org
Website: http://www.aestheticrealism.org
Performer's agent: Devorah Tarrow
   
Previous appearances at: Flushing Library, Queens, NY, East Elmhurst Library, Queens, NY
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Performer information last updated: 06/07/2016

 

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