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Octavius Catto Story: A Philadelphia Freedom Fighter

Octavius Catto Story: A Philadelphia Freedom Fighter



–April 2014

These workshop/performances will be presented in four participating Philadelphia schools and integrate with the history, literature, and arts curriculum. The programs will feature the Rock School for Dance Education's "Catto at the Bat" ballet and Negro Spiritual sing-a-longs with teaching artist Barbara Walker. 

Each participating school will receive two copies of Tasting Freedom: Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America, courtesy of Temple University Press.

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The Philadelphia Freedom Festival has been supported by: 

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
The Knight Foundation
The Presser Foundation
The Lomax Family Foundation

Philadelphia Freedom Festival was supported by New Music USA. To follow the project as it unfolds, visit our project page:

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Picnics are not allowed for this performance. 

Alcohol is not permitted at this performance.



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Lawn chairs are not permitted for this performance. 



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