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Community Advocacy Organization



Courtesy of Wharton Center

Take a step back in time-about 160 years-into Western American History with Cross That

River, coming to Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre on Friday, April 28, at 8PM. Tickets are on sale now through the official Wharton Center Ticket Office, online at, or by calling 517 432.2000 or 1.800 WHARTON.

"This sure ain't a tale you gonna read about in them dime-store Westerns." - Allan Harris

The unsettled West of the 1860s provides a new life and new dreams for Blue, a freedom-seeking enslaved person who escapes to Texas to become one of America's first cowboys. This moving musical and theatrical event spotlights a significant moment in American History, when Black Cowboys lived, helped settle the West, and shape the country. Integrating fiction with historical fact, each song represents a different page in this complicated chapter of American history. Award-winning musician Allan Harris (hailed as "my favorite singer" by Tony Bennett), along with fellow musicians tell the untold story of the

Black West, empowering and inspiring with a story of perseverance, hope, and freedom.

The 2022-23 Illuminate series features stories that look at the African American experience in different moments of time, examining race and Black History in America.

COVID-19 health and safety protocols continue to evolve. Please visit the Wharton Center website ot 19 to review the most uo-to-cote information and requirements.

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