Underground Railroad Stage Performance Feb. 21 in Pontiac

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Pontiac, MI -The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and The Oakland County Ministerial Alliance are proud to announce that in conjunction with Black History Month, The Crofoot, will   bring, The Underground Railroad Michigan Connection, a stage performance, to the performing arts venue on February 21, 2016 at 6 p.m.

The performance is being sponsored by Pontiac’s Omircon Alpha Alpha   Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., the Alliance, and will benefit the fraternity’s Scholarship Fund. Tickets NewWay_Jazz_Tuesdaysare $5.00 each and can be purchased at the Crofoot, Box Office, 248-858-9333and online at www.crofoot.com. The event is free to children 12 years old and under.

Dr. Willie W. Payne, writer historian, and producer of the award winning performance Payne, a fraternity member and former Pontiac mayor, refines the art of storytelling in his one hour and 30 minute performance.

“This is my way of teaching and preserving a rich history in an entertaining manner.” Payne explained. Dressed in period custom and using music, song, dance, drumming and   projected visuals of safe houses used on Michigan’s Underground Railroad route, Payne takes his   audience on the actual route and share true accounts of how slaves escaped captivity with help from Detroit, Pontiac, Farmington Hills, Orchard Lake and other abolitionists.Muffler

You’ll meet Wellington Hullm, the great-grandson of the first African family that settle in Farmington after returning from Canada in 1865. The family still owns the five acre property at 11 Mile and Orchard Lake Road. Even though slaves were brought to America as laborers and servants, because of their tenacity to be   free and the help they receives from Michigan abolitionists, they and their descendants have carved out   different destinies for themselves as American citizens.

Tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchased at the Crofoot, Box Office, 248-858-9333and online at www.crofoot.com. The event is free to children 12 years old and under.

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