The Nature of Freedom: A Literary Commemoration of Juneteenth | Springfield, Illinois | Visit Springfield

June 19, 2024

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum - Union Theater
212 N 6th St



"The Nature of Freedom: A literary commemoration of Juneteenth" is a readers theater piece; a style of theater in which the actors present the script without costumes, scenery, or special lighting. Actors use only scripts and vocal expression to help the audience understand and follow the story. Sources are cited throughout the 35-minute act and include: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Langston Hughes, Harriet Tubman, Dr. Maya Angelou, Robert Smalls, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Henry Bibb. The play is directed by ALPLM actor, Reggie Guyton.

To celebrate Juneteenth, the museum will be offering free admission.