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October Sunday

Family Performance and Art Activity – Color Between the Lines


Join us for a family-friendly adaptation of Irondale Ensemble Project’s Color Between the Lines and a hands-on art activity!

Color Between the Lines uses song and story to look at oft-forgotten Brooklyn abolitionists who fought to free enslaved Africans. Each 25 minute performance is followed by a hands-on, storytelling art activity.

**This event takes place as two hour-long sessions beginning at 10:30 am and 11:30 am.**

Color Between the Lines was originally produced by Irondale Theater Ensemble in 2012, as part the In Pursuit of Freedom Project, a collaboration with Brooklyn Historical Society and Weeksville Heritage Center.

This program is presented as part of Brooklyn Historical Society’s 400 Years of Inequality: Slavery, Race, and Our Unresolved History initiative, an immersive series of reflection, analysis, and discussion acknowledging our nation’s unresolved history of slavery.


Sunday, October 20, 2019

10:30 am - 12:30 pm


  • Adult Admission $5
  • Child Admission Free
reserve tickets

Thanks to our funders

This series is made possible through the generous support of Joanne Witty and Eugene Keilin, Sylvia and Byron Lewis, Margaret Seiler and Hovey Brock, Alexandra Bowie and Daniel Richman, the Brooklyn Community Foundation, The Scherman Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President’s Grant Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation, and donors to BHS’s Race and History Fund.


Thanks to our programming partners

BHS is proud to partner with the Brooklyn Community Foundation, Coming to the Table, Facing History and Ourselves, the New School’s 400 Years of Inequality initiative, the Social Science Research Council, and the Vera Institute of Justice.