Black History Film Series: “Just a Ferry Ride to Freedom"

Sun Jun 13 2021 at 08:00 pm

Arneson River Theater at the Shops of La Villita | San Antonio

San Antonio African American Community Archive & Museum
Publisher/HostSan Antonio African American Community Archive & Museum
Black History Film Series: \u201cJust a Ferry Ride to Freedom" A little-known chapter of Civil War history makes for a dramatic story told in “Just a Ferry Ride to Freedom,” a documentary produced by the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. The film is based on the choice made by enslaved runaways prior to the Civil War, to head south instead of north, to Mexico using another Underground Railroad. The route to freedom would be long over treacherous terrain between the Nueces and Rio Grande Rivers.
But similar to the one started by Harriet Tubman for those fleeing to the north, heroic mixed-race families in South Texas were part of a secret network, helping enslaved men, women and children escape on boats that could easily cross the Rio Grande.
Food truck court will be available. The movie starts at dusk. Discussion and Q&A immediately following the film.
Admission is free. Limited reserved seating is available at no charge. Register here: http://bit.ly/BHFS613

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Arneson River Theater at the Shops of La Villita, 418 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205, San Antonio, United States

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