Addae Moon is an award-winning playwright and a Director of Museum Theater at Atlanta History Center . This original piece gives an account of what really happened when Union troops went throughout the south letting slaves know the Emancipation Proclamation had freed them. The captives knew about the war and all that had transpired with the new law...but they understood better than the lawmakers the reality of increased danger they would have to endure once they left the plantations.
Three productions on June 16 & 17
The Order of Freedom: Meet the Past Museum Theatre Performance
12:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:45pm
Ever wondered about the history behind Juneteenth? Written by Atlanta History Center playwright, Addae Moon, The Order of Freedom explores the impact of the issuance of General Order No. 3, by General Gordon Granger, on June 19, 1865, and the challenges faced by Cora and James Lewis as they begin their journey from slavery to citizenship.