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"Locks Opened: Caught!" Storytelling with Sheila Arnold

"Locks Opened: Caught!" Storytelling with Sheila Arnold

The stories of the Underground Railroad are filled with those who made daring escapes and conducted courageous escapes in order to reach freedom. However, daring, courage, knowledge and luck, did not always lead people to “the promised land”; some who dared were caught and their fates varied widely. Hear some of the stories of those who were caught riding the Underground Railroad. This presentation includes ballads, props, song, and dance.


Sponsored by the Fairfax Library Foundation, and partially supported by a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA) and the National Endowment for the Arts.Sheila Arnold photo

About Sheila Arnold

Sheila Arnold is a master storyteller, historical character interpreter and teaching artist. Known for her interactive style which often incorporates song, Arnold’s been featured at multiple festivals across the U.S. She has produced two CDs and two books including a picture book, Weeping Willow, or, Why the Leaves Change their Colors.


This program is appropriate for 16+. Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button (below). 

Related LibGuide: Adults and 50-Plus by Fairfax County Public Library (Admin)

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Reston Meeting Room 1 , Reston Meeting Room 2
Library Branch:
Reston Regional Library
Black History Women's History
  Adults     Teens  

Registration is required. There are 48 seats available.

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