Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
This discussion is in partnership with the Contemporary Arts Center.
This discussion with Napoleon Maddox will explore the life and significance of Millie-Christine McCoy, enslaved Siamese twins. Freed after the war, the twins embarked on their major tours and were seen by "the crowned heads" of Europe. Queen Victoria presented them with matching brooches. Millie and Christine appeared in forty-six of the American states and traveled widely around the world, often in conjunction with P. T. Barnum's circus.
To learn more about the World Premiere performances of "Twice The First Time" at the Contemporary Arts Center on February 22, 23 and 24, click here.
"Twice The First Time" is commissioned by the Contemporary Arts Center, and developed in partnership with Festival Banlieues Bleues (Seine-Saint-Denis, France).
Napoleon Maddox is a true hip-hop ambassador! He works as a writer, producer, human beat-box artist, vocalist, DJ and leader of a progressive hip-hop band called ISWHAT?!. Napoleon has worked as Music Director for world renowned fashion designer, Diane Von Furstenberg and French director, Louis J. Gore on several projects in Paris, France. He also, has worked with highly respected Hip-hop, Rock, Jazz and Classical musicians, such as Chuck D, DJ Spinna, DJ Logic, Glen Hansard, Vernon Reid, Archie Shepp, Vincent Segal and the late great Les Paul. Napoleon has worked with both the U.S. and French Embassy, as well as the Department of Cultural Affairs in England, Estonia, Serbia, Germany and Morocco.