Color Between the Lines
The Abolitionist Struggle in Brooklyn

In Pursuit of Freedom, a collaboration between Brooklyn Historical Society, Irondale Ensemble Project and Weeksville Heritage Center, is the first public history project to explore abolition and the anti-slavery movement in Brooklyn. For more information go to

Using the techniques of improvisation and musical theatre that Irondale used to create its exciting musical theatre work, “Color…”, students will learn use primary sources from history and turn them into improvisations, musical pieces and original scripts. This program helps students analyze history and create context for what they’ve learned.

In Pursuit of Freedom is funded by the U.S. Department of Education Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural (URR) Program; Mayor Michael Bloomberg; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the New York City Economic Development Corporation; the National Endowment for the Humanities; and the Nathan Cummings Foundation, with additional funds provided by The Bay and Paul Foundations, New York Community Trust, and Verizon Foundation.