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A blue sight with gold engraved text reads Christ Church Open Daily 9-5 hangs outside the church in Old City Philadelphia.

Experience the Museum's newest first-person theatrical performance at historic Christ Church, located just blocks from the Museum in Old City, Philadelphia. "Meet James Forten" explores Forten’s life as a free Black Philadelphian, Revolutionary War privateer, and stalwart abolitionist. Following the live performance, actor Nathan Alford-Tate and Michael Idriss, the Museum's African American Interpretive Fellow, will join Christ Church Director of Public Engagement Hannah Wallace for a talkback discussion about how and why this new theatrical piece was created and why Forten’s story continues to resonate with audiences today. Wallace and Christ Church Executive Director Barbara Hogue will provide closing remarks. This program is open to the public with an optional contribution to Christ Church.

This program is presented in partnership with Christ Church.

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