08. February 2020 - 15:00 till 17:00
Box A hiphop musical | Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center | Saturday, 08. February 2020
"There was no worse fate than my current state," raps Henry "Box" Brown (played by Dice Raw, associated with the Roots) in Henry Box Brown: A Hip Hop Musical. Brown would know; as a slave in 1840s Virginia, he worked with Quaker abolitionists in Philadelphia to have himself mailed in a three-foot-by-two-foot box from Richmond to Philly. He arrived 27 hours later — shipped by wagon, train, and steamboat — alive and a free man.