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Juneteenth Milly Sawyer Project

June 17, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for this one night only special presentation of the Milly Project.

Milly Sawyers was a black woman from Springfield who won her freedom from slavery in an 1835 court proceeding.

Unhappy that a freed black woman was living among them, an angry mob came after her several months later, dragged her into the street and beat her.

When Willard High School theater teacher Kendra Chappell read about Sawyers in a 2018 article by Giacomo “Jack” Bologna in the Springfield News-Leader, she was moved to act.

In response to the article, she wrote a play called “The Milly Project” that tells Sawyers’ story. – The Columbia Missourian

This moving live theatre production will be in St. Joseph for one night only! Don’t miss your chance to see this amazing story come to life.


Missouri Western State Univerity
4525 Downs Dr
St. Joseph, MO 64507 United States
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