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One Noble Journey: A Box Marked Freedom

February 14, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

One Noble Journey: A Box Marked Freedom

3:00 pm|UNC Friday Center for Continuing Education
Tickets: Admission is free, open to the public, and appropriate for all ages. Advance registration is requested. Call 919-962-3000, 866-441-3683, or email

One Noble Journey tells the story of Henry “Box” Brown, an African American born into slavery, who devised an ingenious escape plan—sealing himself in a wooden box for shipment to friends and freedom in Philadelphia. Performed by noted actor and playwright Mike Wiley, the play offers a powerful lesson of freedom, faith, and the triumph of the human spirit. Mike Wiley is a North Carolina-based actor and playwright whose compelling works of documentary theatre yield rich and powerful journeys and turning points of the African American experience.
Sponsored by the Friday Center for Continuing Education, Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, University Relations, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs – Division of Workforce Strategy, Equity and Engagement, Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, Center for the Study of the American South, Program in the Humanities and Human Values, Carolina Dining Services, Carolina Black Caucus and Carolina Student Union.