12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Leeds University Union - Pyramid Theatre
Free - just turn up
Alcohol free, Family friendly, Free
About this event
In 'Meet the Crafts' (50 mins) we see Ellen and William Craft preparing their daring escape from slavery in America, as told in their best-seller A Thousand Miles To Freedom. Ellen is of mixed heritage, but nearly white, her celebrity status is sealed when it becomes widely known that she dressed in male clothing to escape. William's talks in Yorkshire are well attended and their cause well supported - in Leeds they stayed at Virginia House (now Lyddon Hall).
There'll be two performances - one at 12pm and a second show at 2pm.