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History Player in the Classroom

History Player in the Classroom

Invite Joseph Farr into your classroom for an interactive discussion about the Emancipation Proclamation.

Joseph Farr, a station master on the Underground Railroad, helped many enslaved people brought to Minnesota in the 1850’s escape bondage. Farr, portrayed by a costumed educator, will take your students back to a turbulent era in this nation’s history.

Students can imagine themselves as enslaved people seeking freedom, or as president Abraham Lincoln juggling the goals of emancipation and keeping the Union intact. Farr will lead students in a discussion about the past, present and future of race and equality in the United States, and what it takes to be advocates for positive change.

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