The program “Freedom Journey” traces slavery from yesterday to today

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) — It was a one-man performance on Saturday night. Lexington-Fayette NAACP Chapter President Whit Whitaker captivated First United Methodist Church audiences on his “Freedom Journey” show.

“It’s an emotional journey that we as a white inner-city congregation aren’t used to seeing. We may know the story intellectually, but we have no idea the emotional backstory. said Tip Moody.

Along with the New Equality Covenant Group, Tip Moody said Whitaker’s show passionately teaches people about slavery, taking audiences on a journey to freedom. While showing through song and artistic expression the “chains” that many still wear today.

“We go through such social injustice on so many levels. If we don’t recognize it and learn about it, we become complicit in our tolerance of it.

All money raised through the performance is also donated to a good cause. Every penny will be donated to the Charles Young Center.

“It serves the entire population of the city of Lexington. It serves the elderly. It serves preschoolers. It offers many other services in addition to those we usually think of in a community center. »

You can read more about the band and the performance at the link here.

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