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Special Broadcast - Give Me Liberty: A Freemans Story
No Credits Productions producer donnie l. Betts and Destination Freedom Black Radio Days will present a special broadcast of the radio play, Give Me Liberty, A Freemans Story live on KGNU, Tuesday, August 18 at 7:00 p.m.

A young man finds a box of letters among his late grandmothers possessions, although the pain of her loss is too much to bear, he still reluctantly opens an envelope and begins to read.

...Grandpa told us dozens of stories about his father, Patrick Henry III, affectionately known in the family as Pawpaw Patrick. It is known in our family that he was the Grandson to (the) Patrick Henry, founding father and credited author of the poetic phrase: Give me liberty or give me death.

Now, founding father is a dubious term, especially when the slave masters were known to sire children with their property.

Give Me Liberty: A Free Man's Story is a play of historical fiction written by John and Sydney Futrell. The piece was inspired by real events, as described in genealogy documents preserved by John's mother. As the story goes, John's great, great, great, great grandfather was Patrick Henry. The story is decorated with prose, creativity, and lived experience by the husband and wife writing team.

This play is one in a series of creative works by the Futrells, who recently completed a campaign to rename St*pleton after John's beloved grandparents, John and Edna Mosley. Although the St*pleton community opted for a more neutral option in Central Park, the family's legacy and stories inspired people and opened up critical conversations about symbolism, race, and access in Colorado and beyond. The Futrells collaborative creative pursuits are rooted in family history, and the catharsis won through humble reflection and time. This inaugural production of the couple's work is laced with humor, wisdom, and suspense.

John Futrell, aka Panama Soweto, is an internationally known performance poet and scholar of the African-American experience. He is a national poetry slam champion, arts educator, and non-profit maverick in Denver, Colorado.

Sydney Futrell is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having served in rural Zambia. She holds a master's degree in Creative Writing and her MBA from the University of Denver. She utilizes her hybrid skills to serve her community as a grant writer, fundraiser, and strategist.

Join us live on KGNU, August 18 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

More information at: https://nocredits.com/destination-freedom/



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