THE GOOD LORD BIRD, irreverent, bold, and a story many African Americans may not be aware of starring Ethan Hawke as abolitionist John Brown. Rounding out the series is Daveed Diggs (Frederick Douglas) Orlando Jones and newcomer Joshua Caleb Johnson.
In this Limited Event Series based on the award-winning novel. The story is told from the point of view of “Onion,” a fictional enslaved boy who becomes a member of Brown’s motley family of abolitionist soldiers battling slavery in Kansas, and eventually finds himself in the famous 1859 Army depot raid at Harpers Ferry, an inciting incident of the Civil War. It’s a humorous and dramatic tale of Antebellum America and the ever-changing roles of race, religion, and gender in American society.
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