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1619: The Journey of a People, The Musical

Dates: February 1, 2024

Meets: Th from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Location: Lumpkin Hall - Room 2030

Cost: $0.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

On August 20, 1619, 20 enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown, Virginia. The 400-year journey that followed would change a nation and the world. 1619: The Journey of a People is a dynamic theatrical and lecture experience featuring Playwright, Professor, and Performer Ted Williams III.

This one-man show packs generations of history into an abridged performance. 1619: The Journey of a People commemorates the struggles, recognizes the heroes, and critically analyzes the American journey towards freedom and equality. From the beginning of American slavery to the Reconstruction, the Great Migration, the Civil Rights Era, and modern movements for justice, Williams uses history to explain America’s current reality.

Watch the trailer here:



Thursday, February 1st, 2024

Fee: $0.00

Lumpkin Hall - Room 2030

Lumpkin Hall
Room 2030
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920

From Lincoln Avenue turn south onto 4th Street. Proceed through the stop sign and park near Coleman Hall, across from the baseball field. Lumpkin Hall is to the east of Coleman Hall. Room 2030 is toward the east end of the building.


Ted Williams