Photo Credit: The Wilson Times
This production is an original play by Laurel Sneed in collaboration with Diana Torres and Sallie B Howard students.
Come and be inspired by amazing Black History you probably never read about in history books! Making a Way Out of No Way centers on the lives of three persons in North Carolina history, all of whom were slaves when they accomplished remarkable achievements despite their situations.
- Lunsford Lane (1803-1879) was from Raleigh and became rich selling flavored tobacco to legislators and other prominent men.
- Elizabeth Keckley (1818-1907) from Hillsboro, was a personal seamstress and confidant to Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln, and became very successful.
- Molly Horniblow (1778-1853) was from Edenton and was an excellent baker.
This performance is sponsored by Tryon Palace, Museum of History and the Alexander YMCA to provide cultural enrichment for the audience.